Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

2015 swan lottery has been held

North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and more than 100 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2015 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year. Beginning Sept. 9, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Resident and nonresident hunters […]

Sept 2 fall turkey deadline

North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set with 3,655 licenses available to hunters,150 fewer than last year. Prospective hunters, including gratis applicants, can apply online, or print out an application to mail, at the State Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications will be available by Aug. 21 from Game and Fish offices, county […]

Sept 1 dove season opener

North Dakota’s dove season opens statewide Sept. 1, and hunters are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting. The daily limit is 15 and possession limit is 45. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The season is open through Nov. 9. All dove hunters must possess a fishing, […]

get your duck stamp yet?

This year’s 2015-16 federal duck stamp is now available for electronic purchase by visiting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. In addition, license vendors that are registered with the Game and Fish Department’s licensing system can sell the electronic duck stamp, as does the department’s instant licensing telephone number, 800-406-6409. Physical stamps […]

have you seen?

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. North Dakota Game and Fish private lands field operations coordinator Nate Harling talks about the 2015 PLOTS (private lands open to sportsmen) Guide. Click here to Watch the video The Private Land Open To Sportsmen Guide for 2015 is […]

Agencies Prohibit Hunting Over Bait

Hunters are reminded that hunting big game over bait is prohibited on all state owned or managed wildlife management areas, all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service national wildlife refuges and waterfowl production areas, U.S. Forest Service national grasslands, and all North Dakota state school, state park and state forest service lands. The governor’s proclamation relating […]

Sept 4 Archery Deer Season Opener

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Friday, Sept. 4 at noon, and bowhunters are reminded that deer bow licenses and accompanying tagsare only available through electronic purchase. Bowhunters can buy a license online at the State Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling 800-406-6409; or at license vendors in counties that are linked to […]

dove season opens Sept 1

North Dakota’s dove season opens statewide Sept. 1, and hunters are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting. The daily limit is 15 and possession limit is 45. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The season is open through Nov. 9. All dove hunters must possess a fishing, […]