North Dakota Hunting News

Tentative Start Dates for North Dakota Hunting Seasons
To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2010, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year.
North Dakota Mtn Lion Hunt Continues
A 3-year-old, 92-pound female mountain lion taken Nov. 19 by a deer hunter northwest of Grassy Butte in McKenzie County is the sixth cat taken in zone 1. If two more are taken from zone 1 before March 31, 2010, the quota of eight will have been reached and the season within zone 1 will close immediately.
North Dakota Doe Licenses on Sale Throughout Season
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue to issue remaining doe licenses through the end of the archery season. There is no limit to the number of deer licenses a hunter can receive.
North Dakota Moose Marked With "X"
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is cautioning hunters this fall to be on the lookout for a bull moose with a large white "X" on each front shoulder. The moose was released at the Erie Dam Wildlife Management Area in Cass County on Oct. 14, after it was immobilized and removed from a south Fargo business area.
North Dakota's TRNP Elk Management
On September 30, 2009 a joint press release from Governor John Hoeven and Senator Byron Dorgan announced that the National Park Service (NPS) and the state of North Dakota had reached an agreement in principle to allow skilled volunteers to assist with the removal of elk from TRNP.
North Dakota Herd Reduction Hunts Open Soon
Two special herd reduction antlerless deer gun seasons will open soon. These seasons are designed to lower deer numbers in specific regions of the state.
North Dakota's Archery Season Opener Sept. 4th
North Dakota's deer and pronghorn archery seasons open Friday, Sept. 4 at noon, and hunters should refer to the 2009 deer and pronghorn hunting guides for season information and regulations.
North Dakota Landowners Seeking Deer Hunters
North Dakota Game and Fish Department big game biologist Bill Jensen is currently working with 44 landowners in 24 hunting units across the state who would like to host antlerless deer hunters in 2009.
North Dakota Now Offers Hunter Apprentice Program
Individuals at least 16 years of age who have never hunted in North Dakota because they have not taken a hunter education class, now have the opportunity to hunt small game and deer.
North Dakota Turkey Apps Due July 1
Prospective turkey hunters are reminded that applications for this fall's season must be in the mail and postmarked before midnight July 1.