North Dakotaâ€™s fall turkey season is set with 3,805 licenses available to hunters, 215 fewer than last year.
Prospective hunters, including gratis applicants, can apply online, or print out an application to mail, at the State Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications will be available by Aug. 22 from Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors.
Applications are also accepted at the departmentâ€™s toll-free licensing line, 800-406-6409. A service fee is added for license applications made over the phone.
Did you know North Dakotaâ€™s regulations for fur taking have been set. One change is in registration for snaring. This weeks North Dakota outdoors video visit with biologist Stephanie Tucker has the details along with updates on fisher, muskrats, coyotes and more. . Watch the video here or click this link
more info on fur taking in North Dakota is here
2014 Waterfowl Regulations Set
North Dakotaâ€™s 2014 waterfowl season has been set, with noteworthy changes including a daily bag of one canvasback during the season, and an additional two blue-winged teal during the first 16 days of the season.
Opening day for North Dakota residents is Sept. 27 for ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota Oct. 4. The season for swans opens Oct. 4 for both residents and nonresidents.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Departmentâ€™s Private Land Open To Sportsmen Guide for 2014 is now available online at the Departmentâ€™s website, gf.nd.gov. In addition, PLOTS Guides will be available at most license vendors throughout the state in early September.
All migratory game bird hunters, regardless of age, are reminded that Harvest Information Program registration is required Sept. 1. However, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department recommends that early Canada goose season hunters get HIP certified before the Aug. 15 opener.
The number of anglers buying fishing licenses in North Dakota continues to increase, as 2013-14 is the second consecutive year a new record for license sales has been established.
Statistics compiled by the Game and Fish Department revealed more than 219,000 fishing licenses were sold last year, an increase of 1,000 from 2012-13. A record total of 160,100 resident and 59,300 nonresident fishing licenses were sold last year.
North Dakotaâ€™s 2014 small game and furbearer regulations are set and most season structures are similar to last year.
One change for this year is that trappers using cable devices (snares) must now register with the State Game and Fish Department prior to trapping.
Prairie chicken and sage grouse seasons will remain closed due to low populations.
Big game hunters are reminded of requirements for transporting deer, elk and moose carcasses and carcass parts into and within North Dakota as a precaution against the possible spread of chronic wasting disease.
Deer Lottery Held, Antlerless Licenses Remain
North Dakotaâ€™s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the State Game and Fish Departmentâ€™s website, gf.nd.gov.
More than 2,300 antlerless deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the first lottery can apply for remaining licenses.
The first lottery application process â€“ deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner â€“ had more than 94,000 applicants, and 46,000 were unsuccessful.
Swan Hunt Application Available Online
The online application for North Dakotaâ€™s 2014 tundra swan license lottery is available on the state Game and Fish Departmentâ€™s website, gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is Aug. 13.
Paper applications will be available from Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors. Hunters can also apply by calling 800-406-6409. A service fee is added for license applications made by phone.
North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply.