Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

Fall Turkey Season Set

  North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set with 3,510 licenses available to hunters,145 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 at vendors Aug. 31. The deadline for applying isSept. 7 In addition, applicants […]

Deer Archery Season Opens Sept. 2

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Friday, Sept. 2 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 vendors linked to the Game and Fish Department’s online licensing system. Hunters who […]

North Dakota 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. 29. All dove hunters must possess a fishing, hunting and […]

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 […]

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 730 licenses were available in units 1A, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A and 4C. More than 8,900 applications, including 256 gratis, were received. All licenses were issued. Unsuccessful applicants who submitted their application online […]

2016 Swan Application Deadline Wed Aug 17

The online application for North Dakota’s 2016 tundra swan license lottery is available on the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is Aug. 17. Applicants can also apply by calling 800-406-6409. A service fee is added for license applications made by phone. North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to […]

Sportsmen Against Hunger Accepting Goose Meat

The North Dakota Community Action Sportsmen Against Hunger program is accepting donations of goose meat taken during the early Canada goose season. In addition, the program will accept Canada and light (snow, blue and Ross’s) goose donations during the regular waterfowl season. Similar to last year, hunters can bring in their goose meat to participating […]