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2016 Upland Game Seasons Summarized

The harvest of pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse and Hungarian partridge last year in North Dakota was down from 2015, according to statistics compiled by the State Game and Fish Department. Last year, more than 76,600 pheasant hunters (down 10 percent) harvested 501,100 roosters (down 15 percent), compared to 85,500 hunters and 590,700 roosters in 2015. Counties […]

Have You Seen PLOTS webcast

​2017 PLOTS Webcast This weeks ​ North Dakota Outdoors Webcast ​is now available online ​ 08/10/2017 ​ ​ 2017 PLOTS For the last 20 years the Private Land Open To Sportsmen program has been helping to provide critical habitat and quality hunting opportunities in North Dakota. Learn more about PLOTS in this week’s webcast. ​ […]

2017 Waterfowl Regulations Set

North Dakota’s 2017 waterfowl season is set, with the season framework similar to last year. Noteworthy changes include the daily limit on pintails is reduced from two to one, and the west boundary of the Missouri River Canada Goose Zone, north of N.D. Highway 200, is extended to N.D. Highway 8. Opening day for North […]

Early Canada Goose Season Announced

North Dakota’s early Canada goose season is set, and bag limits and licensing requirements are the same as last year. However, the west boundary of the Missouri River Canada Goose zone, north of N.D. Highway 200, is extended to N.D. Highway 8. The season will open Tuesday, Aug. 15 and continue through Sept. 15, except […]

Some Hunter Education Classes Available

Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2017 are reminded to enroll at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Hunter education coordinator John Mazur said the majority of classes were already held, but classes will still be added throughout the year as they become finalized. “Our volunteer instructors […]