Hunting Guide and Outfitter Test

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The date for the next guide and outfitter written examination is Saturday, March 13 at 1 p.m., and interested individuals are required to pre-register by calling a North Dakota Game and Fish Department regional office.

The test will be given at game and fish offices in Devils Lake (662-3617), Dickinson (227-7431), Bismarck (328-6604), Williston (774-4320), Jamestown (253-6480), and Riverdale (654-7475).

The 2003 North Dakota state legislature established licensing requirements for hunting guides and outfitters in the state. The requirements must be completed prior to obtaining a license.

In addition to passing a written exam, qualifications for becoming a guide include a background check for criminal and game and fish violations; certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and standard first aid; and employment by or contract with a licensed hunting outfitter.

Hunting outfitter eligibility requirements include the guide qualifications, as well as an individual must have held a hunting guide license for two years; and must have proof of liability insurance.

Over the past several months more than 300 individuals have taken the exam