What will hunters find on North Dakota PLOTS acres in 2021?

North Dakota hunters will have about 800,000 acres of Private Land Open To Sportsmen acres during the 2021-2022 hunting season.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Private Land Open To Sportsmen Guide for 2021 is now available online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. In addition, the free printed PLOTS guides will be available late August at most license vendors and other locations throughout the state.

The guide will feature nearly 800,000 PLOTS acres. Because the guide is printed in mid-August, some PLOTS tracts highlighted in the guide may have been removed from the program since the time of printing. There will also be some PLOTS tracts where the habitat and condition of the tract will have changed significantly. Conversely, Game and Fish may have added new tracts to the program after the guide went to press.

To minimize possible confusion, Game and Fish will update PLOTS map sheets weekly on its website.

The PLOTS guide features maps highlighting these walk-in areas, identified in the field by inverted triangular yellow signs, as well as other public lands.

The guides are not available to mail, so hunters will have to pick one up at a local vendor or Game and Fish offices, or print individual maps from the website.