for turkey due July 5
Applications for this fall's turkey season must be in the mail and postmarked before midnight July 5. Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply in the first lottery.
Prospective hunters can apply online at the Game and Fish Department's website, (gf.nd.gov). Applications can also be submitted by calling 800-406-6409. Online or phone applications must be logged before midnight July 5.
Application forms are also available at most license vendors, county auditors and Game and Fish offices. The fall turkey season opens Oct. 13 and continues through Jan. 13, 2013.
NDG&F: Put garbage where it belongs
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationists who celebrate the Fourth of July along the Missouri River or any other heavily-used recreational area to keep it clean by packing out all trash.
Nancy Boldt, water safety coordinator, said litter is already accumulating along the shorelines of the Missouri River.
"People are excited to be able to enjoy the river again after not being able to use it last year due to the flood, but it is really disappointing to see shorelines littered with bottles, cans and wrappers," Boldt said.
All garbage should be placed in the proper trash receptacle. If they aren't available, or are full, Boldt said to take the trash and dispose of it at home.
MULEY Day Camp slated for July 14
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's Encouraging Tomorrow's Hunters program is a primary sponsor for an outdoor learning event in the Bismarck area on Saturday, July 14.
Put on by the Mule Deer Foundation, the MULEY Day Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moffit Gun Range. It includes rifle and archery target shooting, hunting and safety information and demonstrations.
All equipment is provided, along with a free lunch and door prizes. To preregister, call Ryan Krapp at 471-8788.
The Game and Fish Department's Encouraging Tomorrow's Hunters program provides grant dollars to help local communities and organizations fund events that promote youth hunting and shooting sports. For more information, contact outreach biologist Pat Lothspeich at 328-6332.
Camping restrictions lifted on some WMAs
Outdoor recreationists can camp Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3-4, on some wildlife management areas in western North Dakota along Lake Sakakawea because those days fall on a holiday.
Earlier this spring, the State Game and Fish Department implemented no overnight camping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, except holidays, on the following WMAs: Audubon, Custer Mine, Deepwater Creek, deTrobriand, Douglas Creek and Wolf Creek in McLean County; and Beaver Creek and Hille in Mercer County.
In addition, camping is not allowed at all, including holidays, at the following WMAs: Antelope Creek, Big Oxbow, Lewis and Clark, Neu's Point, Ochs Point, Overlook, Sullivan and Tobacco Garden in McKenzie County; Van Hook in Mountrail County; and Hofflund and Trenton in Williams County.
Camping restrictions at all WMAs are posted at entry points. Outdoor recreationists also are reminded that lighting fireworks on state wildlife management areas is prohibited.