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Camping Experience
2,650 Acres at 3 Lazy S Ranch in Saint Michael, ND
Starting Price$25 / Guest
DIY Birding Experience
4,025 Acres at King Farms in Kenmare, ND
Starting Price$50 / Guest
Birdwatching, Wildlife Viewing, and Photography
360 Acres at Larocque Farm in Rolette, ND
Starting Price$50 / Guest
DIY Birding
3,515 Acres at Hungryman Butte Ranch in Manning, ND
Starting Price$50 / Guest
Waterfowl Hunt
3,515 Acres at Hungryman Butte Ranch in Manning, ND
Starting Price$125 / Guest
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History of outdoors and exploration in North Dakota

North Dakota's outdoor tradition dates back to the era of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 1800s. It was during this time that North Dakota's vast wilderness was first documented by explorers, sparking interest among adventurers and nature enthusiasts. The state's unique geography, featuring the rugged Badlands, expansive prairies, and serene rivers, offers a range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hunting has been a significant part of North Dakota's outdoor culture since its early days. The state is renowned for its abundant wildlife including white-tailed deer, mule deer, and elk. Fishing too has deep roots in North Dakota's history with the Missouri River and Devils Lake providing ample opportunities for catching walleye, northern pike, and perch. In more recent years, North Dakota has seen a surge in other forms of outdoor recreation such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing in the Badlands region. The state also boasts several national parks including Theodore Roosevelt National Park which draws visitors from across the country with its breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife. North Dakota’s rich history of exploration combined with its diverse landscapes makes it an adventurer’s paradise. Whether you're an avid hunter or angler looking to bag your next trophy or a hiker seeking unspoiled wilderness trails to explore - North Dakota offers something for every outdoor enthusiast. North Dakota is a large agricultural state with $8.8B of ag production, and roughly 90.9% of the land privately owned by farmers and ranchers. The major crops are cow/calf production, soybeans, wheat and corn. When planning hunting trips to North Dakota on private lands like farms & ranches, it's important to understand some key dates for farmers and ranchers. Ranchers in this region usually do their calving, brandings and vaccinations anywhere from February through June and will ship cattle in late fall. During these times, they are extremely busy and may be harder to communicate with. Farmers in North Dakota will usually begin planting their crops in late April through June and then will harvest their crops in September, depending on weather.
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Popular outdoor activities in North Dakota

Hunting and fishing are particularly popular in North Dakota, with an abundance of wildlife including white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and a variety of waterfowl species. Anglers will be thrilled by the opportunities to catch walleye, northern pike, and perch in the state's numerous lakes and rivers. For those who prefer non-consumptive outdoor activities, North Dakota's expansive landscapes provide ample opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a must-visit for any serious hiker or biker. This 144-mile trail winds through the rugged badlands offering breathtaking views and challenging terrain. In winter months, North Dakota transforms into a snowy playground with cross-country skiing and snowmobiling being popular pursuits. The state maintains hundreds of miles of groomed trails for these activities. Birdwatchers will be delighted by North Dakota's status as a major stop on the Central Flyway migration route. Each spring and fall millions of birds pass through the state making it one of the best birdwatching destinations in the country. Regardless of your outdoor interests, North Dakota offers diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife that make it an ideal destination for your next adventure.
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Popular counties for outdoor activities in North Dakota

One of the most popular counties for outdoor activities is Burleigh County. The Missouri River, which cuts through the county, provides excellent opportunities for fishing and boating. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish like walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. Burleigh County is also home to Cross Ranch State Park where hiking and camping are favorite pursuits. Further west, Billings County contains the Theodore Roosevelt National Park's South Unit. This park is a paradise for wildlife viewing with bison, elk, pronghorn antelope, and wild horses roaming freely across its vast grasslands. Hiking trails wind through the rugged badlands offering breathtaking views. In Pembina County in the northeast corner of North Dakota, you'll find Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area. It's an ideal spot for mountain biking or horseback riding in summer and snowmobiling in winter. McKenzie County is notable for its part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North Unit and the Maah Daah Hey Trail. This 144-mile trail is perfect for mountain biking or hiking while enjoying stunning views of the badlands. Whether your passion lies in fishing, hiking or wildlife viewing; North Dakota’s diverse counties offer a unique blend of outdoor experiences that cater to every adventurer's taste.
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