Outdoors

Permit required to possess dead deer

North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession of a dead deer, or any part of a dead deer such as a skull and antlers, found near a road or in a field. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit. ...

General game and habitat license required for deer hunters

Deer hunters are reminded of a state law that requires hunters to purchase a general game and habitat license before receiving a deer license. North Dakota Century Code 20.1-03-02 reads “a person may not acquire any resident or nonresident license to hunt, catch, take or kill any small game ...

Motorists warned to watch for deer

Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce ...

PLOTS regulations

Private Land Open to Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 6-12. Nonresidents, however, can still hunt those days on other state-owned and federal lands, or private land. The law applies to all small game, waterfowl, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Full moon 9:54 p.m. Friday – Souris Valley Birding Club, Bird Walk, Oak Park, 8 a.m. Saturday – Badlands Bass Bandits Classic Championship, Lake Audubon. Saturday – 2nd Annual Run the Refuge 5K, Upper Souris NWR, 10 a.m. Saturday – Pheasants For The Future Annual Youth ...

Hunting from duck boats safely

Waterfowlers hunting from boats are encouraged to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water. Hunting jackets with life jackets built in are light and comfortable to wear. In addition, wearing a life jacket will not only keep the overboard hunter afloat, but also slows the loss of ...

Waterfowl hunters reminded of ANS regulations

Waterfowl hunters are reminded to do their part in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species into or within North Dakota. Waterfowl hunters must remove plants and plant fragments from decoys, strings and anchors; remove plant seeds and plant fragments from waders and other equipment ...

Youth Pheasant Weekend Sept. 29-30

North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Sept. 29-30. Legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger may hunt roosters statewide. Resident youth hunters, regardless of age, must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday – Souris Valley Birding Club, Bird Walk, Oak Park, 8 a.m. Saturday – Resident waterfowl season opener. Saturday – Minot Friends of the NRA Banquet, Grand Hotel, Minot, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 – Full moon 9:54 p.m. Sept. 28 – Souris Valley Birding Club, Bird Walk, Oak Park, 8 ...

2018 waterfowl season set

North Dakota’s 2018 waterfowl season opens for North Dakota residents Sept. 22, while nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl Sept. 29. The season for swans opens Sept. 29 for both residents and nonresidents who have purchased a swan license. Hunters may take six ducks per day with the ...

Sandhill crane season open

North Dakota’s sandhill crane season opened Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 11. Limits are three daily and nine in possession in unit 1 (west of U.S. Highway 281), and two daily and six in possession in unit 2 (east of U.S. Highway 281). Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to 1 ...

Game and Fish allocates three bighorn sheep licenses

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is allocating three bighorn sheep licenses for the 2018 hunting season, two fewer than 2017. One license is available in Unit B3 and one in B4. Also, one license, as authorized under North Dakota Century Code, was auctioned in spring by the Midwest ...

Whooping crane migration

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their fall migration and sightings will increase as they make their way into and through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these endangered birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be ...

Youth waterfowl hunting trailer available

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and Ducks Unlimited co-sponsor a trailer full of waterfowl hunting gear that is available to families with young hunters. Purchased by the Game and Fish Department’s Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters grant program, the trailer is designed for ...

Sportsmen Against Hunger accepting goose meat

Waterfowl hunters are reminded that the North Dakota Community Action Sportsmen Against Hunger program is again accepting donations of goose meat taken through the regular waterfowl season. This includes Canada geese taken through the August Management Take/Early September Canada goose season, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Friday – Souris Valley Birding Club, Bird Walk, Oak Park, 8 a.m. Saturday – Upland game season opener. Saturday-Sunday – ND The Bass Federation, Dakota Waters Resort, 290-4168. Sept. 14 – Souris Valley Birding Club, Bird Walk, Oak Park, 8 a.m. Sept. 15 – Sandhill crane season ...

Grouse and partridge seasons open Sept. 8

North Dakota’s hunting seasons for grouse and partridge will open Saturday, Sept. 8. State Game and Fish Department upland game supervisor Jesse Kolar said last year’s drought is still having an impact on bird numbers. “Numbers were already low going into 2017, and then we didn’t have ...

Swan hunting licenses remain

North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and 408 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2018 season can apply. Regulations limit hunters to one license per year. Beginning Sept. 4, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. ...

Hunters asked to submit wing envelopes

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is once again asking upland game hunters for help with future bird management, by collecting some feathers from harvested birds and sending in wing envelopes this fall. Wing data allows biologists to assess production, determine the timing of hatches, ...

Big game transport rules

Big game hunters are reminded of requirements for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into and within North Dakota as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease. Hunters are prohibited from transporting into or within North Dakota the whole ...