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Youth Grant Program Applications Due in April

Wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civic organizations are urged to submit an application for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program, a North Dakota Game and Fish Department grant program developed to assist recruitment of the next generation of hunters and shooters.   The maximum grant allowed is $3,000. The program currently helps fund approximately 40 club […]

Spring Turkey Application Deadline Feb. 13

Prospective spring turkey hunters are reminded the deadline for submitting an application for the 2019 season is Feb. 13. Spring turkey applicants can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Applications can also be submitted by calling 800-406-6409. Paper applications are not available. First-time spring turkey hunters ages 15 or younger are […]

have you read?

The February  2019 North Dakota Outdoors magazine is available FREE online right now here. You’ll find ND Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand’s column Matters Of Opinioninside the cover: I’ve written more than once on this page how seriously many North Dakotans take their deer hunting. To repeat myself, the state’s deer gun season, or more so the […]

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order

North Dakota’s spring light goose conservation order opens Feb. 23 and continues through May 12. Residents must have a valid current season 2018-19 (valid through March 31) or 2019-20 (required April 1) combination license; or a small game, and general game and habitat license. Resident youth under age 16 only need the general game and habitat license. […]

North Dakota Earth Day Patch Contest

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2019 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is March 15. The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in three age categories – 6-9, 10-13, […]