Dakota Trails - North Dakota Outdoor Sports

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 1,075 licenses were available in 10 units. More than 11,100 applications, including 377 gratis, were received. All licenses were issued. Hunters who are drawn for a 2018 pronghorn license will be sent their […]

Fur Harvester Classes Scheduled

The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education Program is sponsoring three fur harvester education classes for anyone interested in trapping or hunting furbearers.   Courses in Bismarck and Jamestown are set for Aug. 21, 23 and 25. A course in Dickinson is Aug. 18 and 25.   Courses are free and take 16 hours to complete . […]

Swan Hunt Applications due Aug. 15

Swan hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting an application for the 2018 season is Aug. 15.   Applicants must submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. The resident swan license is $10, while the nonresident fee is $30.   The […]

Sportsman Against Hunger Accepting Goose Meat

The North Dakota Community Action Sportsmen Against Hunger program is again accepting donations of goose meat taken during the August Management Take/Early September 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 […]

Pronghorn Applications due Aug. 8

Prospective pronghorn hunters are reminded the deadline to apply for the 2018 hunting season is Aug. 8.   Applicants can apply online by visiting the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or by calling 800-406-6409. Paper applications are not available.   A total of 1,075 licenses are available in 10 open units – 1A, 2A, […]

Duck Brood Numbers Up from Last Year

State Game and Fish Department biologists expect a fall duck flight from North Dakota that is up 12 percent from last year and the 20th highest since 1965, based on observations from the annual mid-July waterfowl production survey. This year’s duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, and showed 5.11 broods per […]