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2015 North Dakota Waterfowl Hunting Season

North Dakota’s 2015 waterfowl season is set, with noteworthy changes including a daily bag limit of two canvasbacks and three white-fronted geese. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota Oct. 3. The season for swans opens Oct. 3 for both residents and nonresidents. Hunters may take six ducks per day with the following restrictions: […]

2015 Youth Pheasant Season Oct 3 and 4th

North Dakota’s two-day youth pheasant season is Oct. 3-4.   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 license. Nonresident youth hunters from states that provide a reciprocal licensing agreement for […]

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 GIS coordinator Brian Hosek talks about maps and online mapping applications. Click here to Watch!  Then check out the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s web portal with all the mobile apps, maps, GIS Hub Data […]

Hunting From Boat Requires Safety

Waterfowlers hunting from boats are encouraged to wear properly-fitted life jackets while on the water. Hunting jackets with life jackets already built in are light and comfortable to wear. In addition, wearing a life jacket will not only keep the overboard hunter afloat, but also slow the loss of critical body heat caused by exposure […]

PLOTS Regulations

Out-of-state hunters are reminded that state law does not allow nonresidents to hunt on North Dakota Game and Fish Department owned or managed lands during the first week of pheasant season. Private Land Open to Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 10-16. Nonresidents, however, can […]

Have You Seen? Pheasant and Turkey Season Preview

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov. https://youtu.be/ZNxTenrOq74?t=304 North Dakota Game and Fish upland game management supervisor Stan Kohn talks about the upcoming 2015 pheasant and fall turkey seasons. Click here to Watch!  To learn more about pheasants, turkeys and upland game in North Dakota visit the Game […]

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 families who don’t have the appropriate gear for their young hunters to […]