The 2018 June North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online  right now here. You'll find ND Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand's column  Matters Of Opinion  inside the cover. In past column's I've written for this space, I've often encouraged people to simply get outdoors and enjoy what North Dakota offers. The plants, animals and scenic overlooks […]

The 2018 June North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online  right now here.

You'll find ND Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand's column  Matters Of Opinion  inside the cover.

In past column's I've written for this space, I've often encouraged people to simply get outdoors and enjoy what North Dakota offers. The plants, animals and scenic overlooks that are featured in these pages are the reasons why I've long cheered for readers to venture outside, no matter the time of year.

The special  North Dakota Outdoors-June 2018 Photo Edition  leads off a great visual experience with a look at the evolution to digital imagery.

Fifteen years ago this summer, this photo of a juvenile rooster pheasant, taken at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge, was the first native digital image to earn a space on the cover of North Dakota OUTDOORS. We say 'native' because at the time slides and black-and-white prints were scanned into digital files for use in the magazine, but this photo was taken with a digital camera.

Ron Wilson  Back Cast  explains this edition's special meaning to him

To say that I anticipated decades ago that I'd be in a position to help serve readers with these images of North Dakota's outdoors 10 times a year would be a lie.

To come completely clean, I didn't anticipate a place so once unfamiliar, so alien from where my roots were initially planted, to completely become what it has.