Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

Sept 3 turkey deadline

North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set with 3,805 licenses available to hunters, 215 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. 22 from Game and Fish offices, […]

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, […]

swan lottery held

North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and more than 300 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2014 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year. Beginning Sept. 3, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Resident and nonresident hunters […]

have you seen

North Dakota’s Report All Poachers hotline is 1800.472.2121 poaching tips can be called in 24 hours a day 7 day’s a week. But what details are game wardens looking for? Chief of Enforcement for ND Game and Fish is Robert Timian has the answer and more. Watch the video here or click this link http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast […]

baiting restrictions

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 […]

2014 North Dakota archery deer season

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Friday, Aug. 29 at noon, and bowhunters are reminded that deer bow licenses and accompanying tags are 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 […]

goose meat donations

The North Dakota Community Action Sportsmen Against Hunger program is again accepting donations of goose meat taken during the early Canada goose season. However, Canada geese can only be accepted through Aug. 31. Similar to last year, hunters can bring in their goose meat to participating processors. However, hunters must remove the breast meat from […]

pronghorn lottery held

North Dakota’s pronghorn lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. A total of 250 licenses were available in unit 4A, the extreme southwestern corner of the state. Nearly 6,000 applications, including 74 gratis, were received. Unsuccessful applicants who submitted their application online or […]

ND Fishing Hall of Fame

State Game and Fish Department employee Gene Van Eeckhout, and the late Dean Hildebrand, former agency director, were recent inductees into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame. Van Eeckhout, southeast district fisheries supervisor and 38-year veteran of the Department, was cited for his unselfish dedication to his job and community. “It is truly special […]