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September 9, 2014

The August-September issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine is out and has a comprehensive fall hunting outlook. Author and and now retired Game and Fish wildlife chief Randy Kreil shares with his last official fall preview.

It’s an excellent read and you’ll learn more about the prognosis and status of North Dakota’s hunting populations, plus an update on the PLOTS program, and a call for more grouse hunters to participate in the annual wing survey.

Check these stories and more for free in the full August-September issue available right here: or here

2014 youth waterfowl season

September 9, 2014

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl season is Sept. 20-21. Legally licensed resident and nonresident youth waterfowl hunters age 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers statewide.
The daily bag limit and species restrictions for the youth season are the same as for regular duck and goose seasons. Exception: the additional two blue-winged teal allowed during the first 16 days of the regular season are not allowed during the youth season.

coming soon...grouse and partridge seasons

September 8, 2014

North Dakota hunters should expect similar to slightly higher numbers of sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge and ruffed grouse this hunting season compared to 2013. The season opens Sept. 13.

Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Sharptails, ruffed grouse and Huns each have a daily limit of three and a possession limit of 12.

Hunters, regardless of age, must have a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and general game and habitat license. In addition, hunters age 16 and older need a small game license.

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September 5, 2014

North Dakota’s upland game hunting seasons are rolling out and many hunters will be using a PLOTS guide. Casey Anderson has some valuable advice on the best way to utilize this resource and more. This week’s North Dakota Game and Fish Department webcast, Outdoors Online, is now online at http://gf.nd.gov.
Click here to Watch!
More info on upland game hunting
http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast

grouse hunters encouraged to submit wings

September 3, 2014

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking grouse hunters for help with bird management by simply collecting some feathers from harvested birds and sending in wing envelopes this fall.
Wing data allows biologists to monitor production, reconcile bird counts and get a better understanding of the harvest ratio of males to females, and juveniles to adults.
Instructions for submitting wing data are printed on the envelope.

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August 30, 2014

North Dakota’s upland game hunting seasons kick into full gear on Sept 13 with the sharptail grouse, hungarian partridge and ruffed grouse seasons opening. Biologist Aaron Robinson has a season preview Watch the video here or click this link
http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast
More info on upland game hunting
http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast

have you seen?

August 30, 2014

North Dakota’s upland game hunting seasons kick into full gear on Sept 13 with the sharptail grouse, hungarian partridge and ruffed grouse seasons opening. Biologist Aaron Robinson has a season preview Watch the video here or click this link
http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast
More info on upland game hunting
http://gf.nd.gov/publications/television/outdoors-online-webcast

2014 North Dakota archery deer season opener

August 29, 2014

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Friday, Aug. 29 at noon, and bowhunters are reminded that deer bow licenses and accompanying tags are only available through electronic purchase.

Bowhunters can buy a license online at the State Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling 800-406-6409; or at license vendors in counties that are linked to the Game and Fish Department’s online licensing system. Hunters who purchase bow licenses online should allow for several days to receive their tag in the mail.

2014 North Dakota dove season

August 26, 2014

North Dakota’s dove season opens statewide Sept. 1, and hunters are reminded to register with the Harvest Information Program prior to hunting.
The daily limit is 15 and possession limit is 45. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The season is open through Nov. 9.
All dove hunters must possess a fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and a general game and habitat license, regardless of age. In addition, hunters ages 16 and older need a small game license.

swan lottery held

August 25, 2014

North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and more than 300 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2014 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year.

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