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Earth Day patch contest

January 12, 2015

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2015 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, and 14-18. Each winner will receive a pair of 8x42 binoculars. The final patch design will be chosen from the three winners.

have you seen?

January 9, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at NDGF furbearer biologist Stephanie Tucker talks about mountain lions, coyotes and other furbearers in North Dakota. Click here to Watch!

winter creel survey

January 7, 2015

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has initiated a winter creel survey in the south central part of the state to learn who is fishing and what they’re catching.

“Our guys will be hitting various small district lakes scattered throughout south central North Dakota, primarily in Logan and McIntosh counties and northern Kidder County, where you find clusters of lakes,” said Scott Gangl, department fisheries management section leader.

non-resident any deer bow licenses

January 6, 2015

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 202 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2015.
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 together as a party. A separate check is required for each application.
The nonresident any-deer bow application is available at the Game and Fish website, The application must be printed and sent in to the department.

late season hunting ending

January 2, 2015

North Dakota waterfowl hunters are reminded duck hunting in the high plains unit continues through Jan. 4, 2015.

In addition, the season for Canada geese closed Dec. 25, except for the Missouri River Zone, which closes Jan. 2, 2015. Light goose hunting closes statewide Jan. 4, 2015.

Archery deer, fall turkey, sharp-tailed and ruffed grouse, partridge, pheasant and tree squirrel hunting seasons continue through Jan. 4, 2015.

have you seen?

January 1, 2015

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at NDGF news editor Greg Freeman talks about the Department's outdoors legislation web page. Click here to Watch!

mountain lion season is closed in quota zone

December 30, 2014

Mountain lion hunting during the late season in zone 1 is closed immediately. The zone’s late-season quota of seven was filled after three cats were taken yesterday.

Zone 1 includes land south of ND Highway 1804 from the Montana border to the point where ND Highway 1804 lies directly across Lake Sakakawea from ND Highway 8, crossing Lake Sakakawea then south along ND Highway 8 to ND Highway 200, then west on ND Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 85, then south on U.S. Highway 85 to the South Dakota border.

6th mountain lion taken

December 29, 2014

The 6th mountain lion has been taken in the Zone 1 late season. The late season quota for zone 1 is 7 lions. The Zone 1 late season remains open until the 7th mountain lion is taken, or March 31, whichever comes first. In Zone 2, the season is also open through March 31, and there is no harvest quota. More details available here: or furbearers/mountain-lions

have you seen?

December 26, 2014

This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at NDGF director Terry Steinwand talks about the upcoming 2015 Legislative Session. Click here to Watch!

Game and Fish recognizes employee efforts

December 25, 2014

North Dakota Game and Fish Department Director Terry Steinwand recently honored a number of employees with performance-based awards. Steinwand presented the following awards at the department’s annual staff meeting Dec. 11.

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