North Dakota Game and Fish Pays $484,000 in Property Taxes

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently paid $484,822 in taxes to counties in which the department owns or leases land. The 2011 in-lieu-of-tax payments are the same as property taxes paid by private landowners.

The Game and Fish Department manages more than 200,000 acres for wildlife habitat and public hunting in 50 counties. The department does not own or manage any land in Traill or Renville counties.

Following is a list of counties and the tax payments they received: Adams, 141.18; Billings, 0.00; Grant, 668.47; Ramsey, 3,706.43; Barnes, 4,687.02; Griggs, 388.62; Ransom, 1,220.33; Benson, 3,320.89; Hettinger, 3,020.48; Richland, 14,959.16; Bottineau, 4,313.42; Kidder, 9,671.99; Rolette, 18,860.49; Bowman, 1,470.22; LaMoure, 6,881.08; Sargent, 12,822.69; Burke, 748.67; Logan, 1,462.03; Sheridan, 60,835.64; Burleigh, 25,622.37; McHenry, 1,551.15; Sioux, 395.44; Cass, 6,508.24; McIntosh, 7,109.54; Slope, 1,583.42; Cavalier, 21,375.08; McKenzie, 32,468.02; Stark, 233.17; Dickey, 16,428.27; McLean, 50,570.15; Steele, 8,588.51; Divide, 1,407.01; Mercer, 10,874.90; Stutsman, 7,675.51; Dunn, 6,673.06; Morton, 16,583.30; Towner, 2,049.83; Eddy, 3,572.13; Mountrail, 9,088.82; Walsh, 8,652.13; Emmons, 3,330.99; Nelson, 4,766.52; Ward, 91.63; Foster, 2,983.80; Oliver, 2,475.03; Wells, 46,414.47; Golden Valley, 185.20; Pembina, 14,744.34; Williams, 7,647.71; Grand Forks, 11,837.01; Pierce, 2,157.23