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April Spring Special Fishing Edition 2023


    A difference between baiting and hunting by Tim Berg, Wahpeton, ND

    On Deer Baiting by Edward Weigel Jr., Summit, UT

    Fair chase model by Dave Pieper, Bismarck, ND

    Keep the horses, remove the prairie dogs by Deirdre Forstner, Hensler, ND

    Blizzard Memories by Lyle Gallagher, Bismarck, ND



Bill Antonides -- Better days are winging our way

John Pollman -- The challenge of balancing opportunities

Nick Simoson -- Pursuing and preserving big spring pike

Jason Mitchell -- Cashing in on more fish

Peggy Hankey -- The tradition continues

Jon Mitzel -- Early River Walleyes


South Dakota Glacial Lakes -- The delicate process of taking walleye eggs by Brian Blackwell, Fisheries Biologist, Webster, SD

Missouri River Report -- Upper basin runoff forecast below average by USACE

Badlands Watch -- A letter from the Bad Lands by Jim Fuglie

Dakota Recall -- A look back at Lake Sakakawea’s walleye tagging study 1995

Look Who’s Talking

Dakota Digest

    Funding Available for Trails

    Participation needed for Hunter Harvest Surveys

    South Dakota’s most expensive ranch

    Fall Salmon Spawn Recap

    2023 CRP Signup

    Park Passes from Library

    Spring Light Geese Update

    Low Waterfowl Count


Gadget Corner -- Fishing boats for 2023 by Mort Bank

Dakota Country Notebook -- Entering the neutral zone by Bill Mitzel

ND/SD Whopper Reports

Dakota Kids!

New Products

Trading Post

Last Cast


Walleye Issues on the Missouri River/Lake Oahe by Bill Mitzel

South Dakota Project Set to Increase Fish Production by Dakota Country Staff Report

It’s a Pike Frenzy by Lyle Gallagher

Devils Lake Fishing Outlook for 2023 Season by Dakota Country Staff Report

ND State Record Ling by Dakota Country Staff Report

Trends in Fishing License Sales in the Dakotas by Dakota Country Staff Report

Fish Stories reprinted from March 1993, by Tony Dean

Upper Missouri River System -- Low water going into spring by Dakota Country Staff Report

Jury trail set for ND landowner in hunting dispute Courtesy of Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald

The importance of Creel Surveys by Tyrel Moos, Fisheries Biologist, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Outdoor Enforcment: Always on the job by Dakota Country Staff Report

South Dakota Walleye Study: Growth stunted in ANS infected waters by Brad Johnson, USA Network, Aberdeen News

An importanta bit of North Dakota Fishing History by Doug Leier, North Dakota Game and Fish Department

The Deer baiting debate by Clint Lindemann

The CWD debate by Clint Lindemann

Next level shed hunting by Wayne Muth, Mandan, ND

Hey, let’s twist! Enjoying new adventure by Chuck Dieter

One of the largest poaching busts in Wyoming history Courtesy Wyoming Game and Fish

Behind the Badge -- Hot bite on a cold day by Drew Johnson, North Dakota District Game Warden •