Today: Deer gun and E3 and E4 any elk extended seasons open.
Saturday: Bobcat season opens.
Sunday: Daylight Savings Time ends, set clocks back one hour.
Monday: Woodcock season closes.
Nov. 13: Sandhill crane Zone 1 closes.
The Dakota Recreation Report is compiled by Patricia Stockdill, a freelance writer who lives in Garrison.
N.D. Game & Fish Dept. Dist. game wardens: No reports from the Devils Lake. Missouri River remains good for walleye and salmon. Not much activity on Lake Sakakawea.
Bismarck, Dakota Tackle, Missouri River / area lakes: Continued salmon and walleye success from the Missouri River tailrace. A few northern pike mixed in. Lots of activity around Hazelton on Lake Oahe but fewer walleye and those taken are small.
Bottineau, Four Seasons, Lake Metigoshe: Not much activity.
Bottineau, Lake Meti-goshe State Park, Lake Metigoshe: Some good reports on northern and perch in most local lakes.
Coleharbor, Totten Trail Restaurant, Lakes Audubon & Sakakawea: Continued salmon, trout and walleye success on the Missouri River. Try morning hours for trout and evening hours for walleye.
Devils Lake, Ed's Bait, Devils Lake: Not many anglers on the water but those going are finding continued walleye activity. Try jigging rock piles, structure and the bridges or pulling crankbaits along the Golden Highway or Pelican Ridge on Pelican Lake.
Devils Lake, Woodland Resort, Devils Lake: Not many anglers out and activity has slowed a little. Try spinners with nightcrawlers along the Golden Highway.
Dickinson, Andrus Outdoors, Lake Sakakawea / area lakes: Shell Village on Lake Sakakawea fair for walleye in 20 feet using jigs and minnows. Missouri River tailrace remains good for walleye and trout.
Estevan, Saskatche-wan Environment, Rafferty Dam and area lakes: Continued walleye success on Boundary Dam.
Foxholm, Upper Souris Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, Lake Darling: Continued activity at Baker Bridge but fewer anglers at the Outlet Fishing Area below the dam.
Garrison, Cenex Bait & Tackle, Lakes Audubon and Sakakawea: Missouri River remains good for walleye. Limited activity on Lake Audubon with the few anglers that are out finding slower walleye success. Lake Sakakawea quiet.
Garrison, Six-Mile Bait & Tackle, Lakes Audubon & Sakakawea: Continued good walleye success on the Missouri River.
Harvey, Coal Mine Lake & area lakes: Harvey Dam fair to good for northern pike. Goose Lake remains fair for walleye, perch and northern pike. Coal Mine Lake closed until it ices over for ice fishing.
Mandan, Southside MVP, Missouri River / area lakes: Lake Oahe fair for walleye around Fort Rice. Fewer anglers out on the Missouri River tailrace with fair but somewhat spottier walleye success.
New Town, Scenic 23, Lake Sakakawea: Some walleye activity in the river portion of Lake Sakakawea south of New Town around the grain bins. Try jigs or Lindy rigs in 30 feet. No activity in the Van Hook Arm.
Pick City, Scott's Bait & Tackle, Lake Sakakawea / Missouri River: Missouri River remains good for walleye with some trout and salmon mixed in, along with smallmouth bass, sauger and northern pike. Try the chutes as well as down river jigging with plastics or live bait. Best success is in the evening and at night. Most walleye are nice keeper sized with some big ones mixed in. Lake Sakakawea quiet but with cooler, stable water temperatures there should be a fall walleye bite. Try the bays from shore or long-lining from boats for salmon.
Ruthville, Ruthville Store, Lake Darling & area lakes: Continued northern pike and walleye activity at the Outlet Fishing Area below Lake Darling Dam and downstream at Baker Bridge.
Williston, Scenic Sports, Lake Sakakawea / Missouri River / area lakes: Some activity remains on the Missouri River around the Williston area but limited reports.
N.D. Game & Fish Dept. game wardens: All deer units remain open, including those units with some pockets of EHD deer losses. Swans and other waterfowl, including snow geese, moving into the region in McLean, Ward and surrounding areas. Some local ducks moved out. Light hunting pressure. Fair deer numbers for the opener. Be careful and be sure to follow your shots.
Lonetree WMA, Harvey: Upland hunters continue finding poor success. Good number of local ducks in the area with more snow geese starting to move in.
Lostwood NWR, Powers Lake: Mild weather means very few snow geese have moved into northwest N.D. Some small groups of Canada geese are present. Ducks remain the same. Some swans are moving through in small groups. Cranes are now past peak.
North-central N.D.: Not much for waterfowl yet, although more birds moving in farther west of the Turtle Mountains.
Northeast N.D.: Ducks and geese are scattered with some migrating birds moving in, including some light geese. Hunters finding fair to good success.
Northwest N.D.: Not much of a migration yet but hunters finding fair success on local ducks. Deer outlook is spotty. Fair pheasant success but lots of cover and birds in pockets.
Southern Saskatche-wan, Saskatchewan Environment, Estevan: No major snow goose migration yet.
Upper Souris NWR, Foxholm: Some snow geese moving into the northern portion of the refuge, north of N.D. Highway 5. Little migration along Lake Darling Dam. The refuge is open for 3E2 license holders.
West-central N.D.: Fair numbers of ducks and geese in the area with some lesser Canada geese moving in. Nice numbers of snow geese along the northern tier of McLean County. Hunters are working harder for pheasants but are finding some areas with fair numbers.