Small game, waterfowl and furbearer regulations set
North Dakota’s 2019 small game, waterfowl and furbearer regulations are set and most season structures are similar to last year.
Opening day for ducks, geese, coots and mergansers for North Dakota residents is Sept. 21. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota Sept. 28.
The daily limit on pintails is reduced from two to one.
River otter season limit is increased from 15 to 20.
The fisher trapping season is expanded almost statewide, except for Bottineau and Rolette counties, which remain closed.
The tree squirrel season is extended to Feb. 29.
Veterans and members of the Armed Forces (including National Guard and Reserves) on active duty, who possess a resident hunting license, may hunt waterfowl Sept. 14-15. The prairie chicken and sage grouse seasons will remain closed due to low populations.
In accordance with state law, nonresidents are not allowed to hunt on Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas or Private Land Open To Sportsmen areas from Oct. 12-18.