Outdoors briefly

Proposed spring skeet league

The Minot Gun Club is exploring the possibility of a conducting a spring skeet league that would begin in March and end in April.

Teams would consist of three shooters. Anyone interested is asked to contact the club at mgc58701@yahoo.com.

Hunter education classes filling up

Persons looking to take a hunter education class in 2014 are reminded to enroll now as the majority of all classes are held by the end of May.

To register, visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website at (gf.nd.gov), click on the online services tab and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading. Classes are listed by city, and can also be sorted by start date. To register for a class, click on “enroll” next to the specific class and follow the simple instructions. Personal information is required.

Those who do not have access to the Internet and wish to sign up for a class can call the hunter education program in Bismarck at 328-6615.

Individuals interested in receiving a notice by email when each hunter education class is added can click on the “subscribe to news, email and text alerts” link found below the news section on the department’s home page. Check the box labeled “hunter education class notification” under the education program updates.

State law requires anyone born after Dec. 31, 1961, to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. Hunter education is mandatory for youth who are turning 12 years old, and children can take the class at age 11.

Spring goose migration updates

North Dakota spring light goose hunters can track general locations of geese as birds make their way through the state.

Hunters are able to call 328-3697 to hear recorded information 24 hours a day. Migration reports are also posted on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, (gf.nd.gov). Updates will be provided periodically during the week as migration events occur, until the season ends or geese have left the state. North Dakota’s spring light goose season opens Feb. 15 and continues through May 18.