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Have You Seen? Mountain Lion Meetings

Mountain Lion Management Meetings Results of a two-phase research project and biological findings from animals harvested over the last decade show the state’s mountain lion population has steadily declined over the past several years. Department officials will host three public meetings this month to discuss these results and the status of the state’s mountain lion […]

Mountain Lion Management Meetings Set

North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials will host three public meetings this month to discuss the status of the state’s mountain lion population. Results of a two-phase research project and biological findings from animals harvested over the last decade show the population has steadily declined over the past several years. “We want to share […]

District Game Warden Exam Set For March 18

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has scheduled an examination to select candidates for the position of district game warden. The test is at 10 a.m., March 18, at the department’s main office in Bismarck. Applicants must register to take the exam no later than March 14 by submitting an online application through the North Dakota State Job Openings […]

2016 Spring Snow Goose Conservation Season

North Dakota’s spring light goose season opens Feb. 20 and continues throughMay 15. Residents must have a valid current season 2015-16 (valid through March 31) or 2016-17 (required April 1) combination license; or a small game, and general game and habitat license. The 2016-17 license is available for purchase beginning March 15. Nonresidents need a 2016 spring light goose season license. The […]

Non-Resident Any Deer Archery Tags

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 281 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2016. The deadline for applying is March 1. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than licenses available. Any remaining licenses after March 1 will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants can apply […]

Spring Turkey Season Preview

Ready or not, spring turkey season is right around the corner. In this week’s webcast, upland game supervisor Aaron Robinson discusses the prospects for this coming season. Click here to watch the video   Remember that the application deadline for the 2016 spring turkey season is Feb. 10. Apply online here  

Register To Dark House Spearfish

All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating. Free registration is available at the department’s website, gf.nd.gov, or through any Game and Fish Department office. North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season closes March 15. Legal fish are northern pike […]

Game Warden Pilot Exam Set

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has scheduled an examination to select candidates for the position of game warden pilot. The test is scheduled forMarch 18 at 10 a.m., at the department’s main office in Bismarck. Applicants must register to take the exam no later than March 14, by submitting anonline application through the […]

2016 Spring Turkey Season Set

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering 5,815 wild turkey licenses for the spring hunting season, the same as last year. Five of the 22 hunting units have slightly more spring licenses than in 2015, two have fewer and 15 remain the same. Unit 21 (Hettinger and Adams counties) is again closed in […]