Resident Licenses

Notes

  1. The following prerequisites are required in addition to a hunting and/or fishing license:
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: Required to hunt or fish in North Dakota. Need only purchase one per year per licensee.
    • General Game and Habitat License: Required for all hunting licenses except furbearer. Need only purchase one per year per licensee.
  2. Lotteries: Deer gun, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, tundra swan and wild turkey licenses are issued by lottery.
  3. HIP Registration: All hunters regardless of age must obtain a new Harvest Information Program registration number each year for each state in which they hunt ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves and woodcock. Registration is free.
  4. Federal Waterfowl Stamp (Duck Stamp): Required of all hunters ages 16 and older to hunt ducks, geese, swans, mergansers and coot. Exception: Not required to hunt during spring light goose conservation season. Stamps cost $25 + $2 shipping and handling.

Overview of Combination Licenses

Combination licenses offer a convenient and cost-effective way for outdoor enthusiasts to engage in multiple activities, such as fishing, hunting, and pursuing furbearers. These licenses are designed to cater to different age groups and specific eligibility criteria, ensuring a broad range of hunters and anglers can participate in their preferred activities legally and ethically.

Types of Combination Licenses and Fees

  1. Standard Combination License (Ages 16 and Older)

    • Includes: This license combines fishing, general game and habitat, small game, and furbearer licenses.
    • License Fee: $52
    • Additional Certificate: A Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate is also required.
    • Certificate Fee: $1 (This is a one-time annual fee per licensee.)
  2. Veteran Combined Hunting License (100% Service-Related Disability)

    • Eligibility: Specifically for veterans with a 100% service-related disability.
    • Includes: This license includes general game and habitat, small game, and fur-bearer licenses.
    • License Fee: $3
    • Additional Certificate: A Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate is required.
    • Certificate Fee: $1 (This fee is also an annual one-time purchase per licensee.)

Important Notes

  • One Certificate Per Year: Regardless of the number of licenses a person holds, only one Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate is needed per year for each licensee.
  • Age Requirement: The standard combination license is available for individuals aged 16 and older.
  • Special Provision for Veterans: The veteran combined hunting license is a special provision acknowledging the service and sacrifices of veterans with a 100% service-related disability.

ig Game Hunting License Fees and Requirements in North Dakota

Overview of License Costs and Additional Certificates

Big game hunting in North Dakota necessitates various licenses and certificates, with fees varying based on age and game type. The structure is as follows:

  1. Deer Hunting Licenses:

    • Deer Gun (1st Lottery):
      • For hunters aged 16 or older: $30.
      • For youth (15 and younger): $10.
    • Deer Bow:
      • For hunters aged 16 or older: $30.
      • For youth (15 and younger): $10.
  2. Other Big Game Licenses:

    • Pronghorn, Moose, Elk, and Bighorn Sheep:
      • For hunters aged 16 or older: $30, plus a nonrefundable application fee of $5 for Moose, Elk, and Bighorn Sheep.
      • For youth (15 and younger): $10, plus a $5 application fee for Moose, Elk, and Bighorn Sheep.

Additional Certificates Required

  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
  • General Game and Habitat: $20.
  • Note: Only one of each certificate is needed per year, per licensee. A combination license can replace the general game and habitat license.

Special Provisions for Military Personnel

  • Military Deer Gun Licenses:
    • Eligibility: North Dakota residents in the U.S. Armed Forces stationed outside the state. Requirements include proof of state residency (driver’s license or non-driver photo ID).
    • Benefits: Eligibility for a deer gun season license without lottery participation.
    • Special Case: Residents on federal active duty outside the state during the previous deer gun season, who received an expeditionary medal or campaign badge, can apply for a white-tailed deer gun license in their preferred unit without lottery participation. This is contingent on meeting the application deadline; late applications are subject to license availability.

Upland and Small Game Hunting Licenses and Requirements in North Dakota

Scope of Game

Upland and small game hunting in North Dakota encompasses a wide range of species, including Crow, Doves, Hungarian Partridge, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ruffed Grouse, Sandhill Cranes, Snipe, Woodcock, Pheasants, Tree Squirrels, and various Waterfowl.

Licensing Fees and Certificates

  1. Small Game Licenses:

    • For individuals aged 16 or older: License Fee is $10.
    • For youth aged 15 or younger: License Fee is not applicable.
  2. Additional Certificates Required for All Hunters:

    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
    • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
    • Note: Each hunter needs to purchase only one certificate and one general game and habitat license per year. An alternative is a combination license that covers the general game and habitat license.

Special Requirements for Waterfowl Hunting

  • Federal Waterfowl Stamp:

    • Required for hunting ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, and coot.
    • Exceptions: Not needed for the spring light goose conservation season and for hunters aged 15 and younger.
  • HIP (Harvest Information Program) Registration:

    • Mandatory for hunting ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves, and woodcock.

Early Canada Goose Hunting License Details in North Dakota

Specifics of Early Canada Goose Hunting Licenses

Early Canada Goose hunting in North Dakota requires several licenses and certificates, with the fees varying based on the age of the hunter.

  1. License Fees for Early Canada Goose:

    • For hunters aged 16 or older:
      • Early Canada Goose License: $5.
      • Small Game License: $10.
      • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: $27.
    • For youth aged 15 or younger:
      • Early Canada Goose License: $5.
      • Small Game License: Not applicable.
      • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: Not applicable.
  2. Additional Certificates Required for All Hunters:

    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
    • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
    • Note: Each hunter is required to purchase only one certificate and one general game and habitat license per year. Alternatively, a combination license can be obtained in place of the general game and habitat license.

Additional Requirement

  • HIP (Harvest Information Program) Registration:
    • Essential for all hunters participating in early Canada goose hunting.

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order Licensing in North Dakota

Target Species

The Spring Light Goose Conservation Order in North Dakota focuses exclusively on Snow, Blue, and Ross's geese.

Licensing Requirements and Fees

  1. License Fees for Spring Light Goose Conservation Order:

    • For hunters aged 16 or older:
      • License Fee: Not applicable.
      • Small Game License: $10.
    • For youth aged 15 or younger:
      • License Fee: Not applicable.
      • Small Game License: Not required.
  2. Additional Certificates Required for All Hunters:

    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
    • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
    • Note: Only one certificate and one general game and habitat license are needed per year, per licensee. A combination license is also available as an alternative to the general game and habitat license.

Additional Information

  • Federal Waterfowl Stamp:

    • Not required for the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order.
  • HIP (Harvest Information Program) Registration:

    • Mandatory for all participating hunters.
  • License Validity for Resident Hunters:

    • Current year licenses are required beginning April 1. The previous year's license expires on March 31.

Wild Turkey Hunting License Information in North Dakota

Overview of Wild Turkey Hunting Licenses

In North Dakota, hunters pursuing wild turkey in both spring and fall seasons must adhere to specific licensing requirements. The fee structure varies based on the age of the hunter and includes additional certificates.

  1. License Fees for Wild Turkey Hunting:

    • For hunters aged 16 or older:
      • Wild Turkey License (1st lottery): $15.
      • Small Game License: $10.
    • For youth aged 15 or younger:
      • Wild Turkey License: $15.
      • Small Game License: Not required.
  2. Additional Certificates Required for All Hunters:

    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
    • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
    • Note: Each hunter is required to purchase only one certificate and one general game and habitat license per year. Alternatively, a combination license can replace the general game and habitat license.

Sandhill Crane Hunting License Requirements in North Dakota

Licensing for Sandhill Crane Hunting

Hunting Sandhill Cranes in North Dakota involves specific licenses and certificates, with fee structures based on the age of the hunter.

  1. License Fees for Sandhill Crane Hunting:

    • For hunters aged 16 or older:
      • Sandhill Crane Permit: $10.
      • Small Game License: $10.
    • For youth aged 15 or younger:
      • Sandhill Crane Permit: $10.
      • Small Game License: Not applicable.
  2. Additional Certificates Required for All Hunters:

    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
    • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
    • Note: Hunters need to purchase only one certificate and one general game and habitat license per year. Alternatively, a combination license can be obtained in lieu of the general game and habitat license.

Additional Requirement

  • HIP (Harvest Information Program) Registration:
    • Mandatory for all hunters targeting Sandhill Cranes.

Swan Hunting License Details in North Dakota

Licensing for Swan Hunting

Swan hunting in North Dakota is regulated with specific licenses and additional certificates, with the costs varying by the age of the hunter.

  1. License Fees for Swan Hunting:

    • For hunters aged 16 or older:
      • Swan License: $10.
      • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: $27.
    • For youth aged 15 or younger:
      • Swan License: $10.
      • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: Not required.
  2. Additional Certificates Required for All Hunters:

    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
    • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
    • Note: Hunters are required to purchase only one certificate and one general game and habitat license per year. A combination license can be acquired as an alternative to the general game and habitat license.

Additional Requirement

  • HIP (Harvest Information Program) Registration:
    • Essential for all hunters engaging in swan hunting.

Furbearer Hunting and Trapping License Requirements in North Dakota

Licensing for Furbearer Hunting and Trapping

North Dakota regulates furbearer hunting and trapping with specific licensing requirements. The structure varies based on age and military status.

  1. License Fees for Furbearer:

    • For hunters and trappers aged 16 or older: Furbearer License Fee is $15.
    • For youth aged 15 or younger: No license is required.
    • Active Military Personnel: No license needed upon presentation of valid leave papers and a valid North Dakota operator's license.
  2. Additional Certificate Required:

    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
    • Note: Only one certificate is needed per year, per licensee.

Exemptions and Special Provisions

  • Landowners and Residents:

    • Residents or members of their family residing with them can hunt small game, trap, or use cable devices without a license on land owned or leased by them, subject to seasons, limits, and other regulations.
  • No License Needed for Certain Species:

    • North Dakota residents do not need a license to hunt prairie dog, skunk, porcupine, rabbits, or ground squirrels.

Nonresident

Essential Prerequisites for Nonresident Hunting and Fishing in North Dakota

Key Licenses and Certificates

  1. Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate:

    • Necessity: Mandatory for all hunting and fishing activities, except during the spring light goose and early Canada goose seasons.
    • Purchase Frequency: One certificate is required annually per licensee.
  2. General Game and Habitat License:

    • Requirement: Essential for all hunting licenses, excluding furbearer, nongame, spring light goose, and early Canada goose licenses.
    • Annual Purchase: One license needed per year for each licensee.

Additional Regulations and Requirements

  1. Lotteries for Specific Licenses:

    • Applicable Licenses: Deer gun, bighorn sheep, and tundra swan licenses are distributed through a lottery system.
  2. HIP (Harvest Information Program) Registration:

    • Requirement: Mandatory annually for all hunters, regardless of age, for hunting ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves, and woodcock.
    • State-Specific: A new registration number is needed for each state where these species are hunted.
    • Cost: Registration is free of charge.
  3. Federal Waterfowl Stamp (Duck Stamp):

    • Requirement: Compulsory for hunters aged 16 and older for hunting ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, brant, and coot.
    • Exceptions: Not needed during the spring light goose conservation season.
    • Price: $25, plus $2 for shipping and handling.

Big Game Hunting License Fees in North Dakota

Overview of Big Game Hunting Licenses

Big game hunting in North Dakota involves specific fees for different types of hunts and age groups, along with essential certificates.

  1. Deer Gun (1st Lottery) for Residents and Nonresidents:

    • Residents:
      • License Fee: $255 (includes a $5 nonrefundable application fee; remaining amount refunded if the application is unsuccessful).
      • Additional Certificate Fees: $2 for the Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and $20 for the General Game and Habitat License.
    • Nonresidents (After Second Lottery):
      • License Fee: $55 (if available).
  2. Deer Gun for Youth (Ages 15 and Younger):

    • License Fee: $55.
    • Additional Certificate Fees: $1 for the Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and $20 for the General Game and Habitat License.
  3. White-Tailed Deer Bow (Ages 16 and Older):

    • License Fee: $250.
    • Additional Certificate Fees: $2 for the Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and $20 for the General Game and Habitat License.
  4. White-Tailed Deer Bow for Youth (Ages 15 and Younger):

    • License Fee: $250.
    • Additional Certificate Fees: $1 for the Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and $20 for the General Game and Habitat License.
  5. Bighorn Sheep:

    • License Fee: $600 (includes a $100 nonrefundable application fee; successful applicants must pay an additional $500 for the license).
    • Additional Certificate Fees: $2 for the Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and $20 for the General Game and Habitat License.

General Requirement

  • Annual Purchase: Hunters need only purchase one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and one General Game and Habitat license per year, per licensee.

Upland and Small Game Hunting License Fees in North Dakota

Overview of Upland and Small Game Hunting Licenses

Hunting upland and small game in North Dakota, which includes species like Crow, Doves, Hungarian Partridge, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ruffed Grouse, Sandhill Cranes, Snipe, Woodcock, Pheasants, and Tree Squirrels, requires specific licensing. The fee structure varies based on age and residency.

  1. Small Game for Residents and Nonresidents (Ages 16 and Older):

    • Residents:
      • License Fee: $100.
      • Additional Certificate Fees: $2 for the Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and $20 for the General Game and Habitat License.
    • Nonresidents:
      • License Options: Choose between a 14-consecutive-day license or two 7-consecutive-day periods.
      • Multiple Licenses: Allowed to purchase more than one license per year.
  2. Small Game for Youth (Ages 15 and Younger):

    • License Fee: Not applicable.
    • Additional Certificate Fees: $1 for the Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and $20 for the General Game and Habitat License.

Additional Requirement

  • HIP (Harvest Information Program) Registration:
    • Mandatory for hunting cranes, snipe, doves, and woodcock.

General Requirement

  • Annual Purchase: Hunters need only purchase one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and one General Game and Habitat license per year, per licensee.

Waterfowl Hunting License Options in North Dakota

Types of Waterfowl Licenses

Waterfowl hunting in North Dakota offers two distinct license types, each with specific fees and requirements. The choice of license impacts hunting location and duration.

  1. Statewide Waterfowl License:

    • License Fee: $153.
    • Hunting Duration: Allows hunting statewide for two separate 7-day periods or one continuous 14-day period.
    • Additional Certificates and Fees:
      • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $2.
      • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
      • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: $27.
  2. Zone-Restricted Waterfowl License:

    • License Fee: $103.
    • Zone Selection: Hunters must choose specific zones (Zone 1, Zone 2, or Zone 3) for either one 7-day period, two separate 7-day periods, or a continuous 14-day period.
      • Options for Nonresidents:
        • Select Zone 1 or Zone 2 for one 7-day period and Zone 3 for the other.
        • Choose Zone 3 for the full 14 days or two separate 7-day periods.
        • Combine Zones 1 and 3, or Zones 2 and 3 for the same 7-day period (reduces license to 7 days only).
    • Youth License (Ages 15 and Younger):
      • License Fee: Not applicable.
      • Additional Certificates and Fees:
        • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1.
        • General Game and Habitat License: $20.
      • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: Not required.
    • Special Provision for Nonresidents Under Age 16:
      • Eligible to purchase the license at resident fees.

General Requirements for All Waterfowl Hunters

  • Annual Certificates: Only one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate, and one General Game and Habitat license are required per year, per licensee.
  • HIP Registration: Mandatory for all waterfowl hunters.

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order

License Requirements and Fees

If you're planning to participate in the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order, here are the license requirements and associated fees:

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order (ages 16 and older)

  • License Fee: $50

For hunters aged 16 and older, the Spring Light Goose Conservation Order license is available at a fee of $50. This license allows you to participate in the hunt.

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order (ages 15 and younger)

  • License Fee: Not Applicable
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1
  • General Game and Habitat License: $20

Hunters aged 15 and younger have different license requirements:

  • There is no specific license fee for this age group.
  • A Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate can be obtained for $1.
  • Additionally, a General Game and Habitat License is required, which costs $20.

Additional Information

  • Need only purchase one certificate and one General Game and Habitat license per year per licensee.

Hunters are advised that they only need to purchase one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and one General Game and Habitat License per year, regardless of age or participation in multiple hunting activities.

  • A Federal Waterfowl Stamp is not required.

Early Canada Goose

License Requirements and Fees

For those interested in Early Canada Goose hunting, here are the license requirements and associated fees:

Early Canada Goose (ages 16 and older)

  • License Fee: $50
  • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: $27

Hunters aged 16 and older can obtain the Early Canada Goose license for a fee of $50. In addition, a Federal Waterfowl Stamp, priced at $27, is required for this category.

Early Canada Goose (ages 15 and younger)

  • License Fee: $5
  • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: Not Applicable

Young hunters aged 15 and younger have a different fee structure:

  • The license fee for this age group is $5.
  • They are not required to purchase a Federal Waterfowl Stamp.

Additional Information

  • HIP registration is required.

It's important to note that registration with the Harvest Information Program (HIP) is mandatory for all hunters participating in Early Canada Goose hunting.

  • Early Canada goose license does not count against the 14-day regular season nonresident license.

Hunters should be aware that the Early Canada Goose license is separate from the 14-day regular season nonresident license, and the two are not interchangeable.

Fall Wild Turkey

License Requirements and Fees

For those interested in Fall Wild Turkey hunting, here are the license requirements and associated fees:

Fall Wild Turkey (ages 16 and older)

  • License Fee: $80
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $2
  • General Game and Habitat License: $20
  • Small Game License: $100

Hunters aged 16 and older can obtain a Fall Wild Turkey license for a fee of $80. In addition to the license fee, they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $2, a General Game and Habitat License for $20, and a Small Game License for $100.

Fall Wild Turkey (ages 15 and younger)

  • License Fee: $15
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1
  • General Game and Habitat License: $20
  • Small Game License: Not Applicable

Young hunters aged 15 and younger have a different fee structure:

  • The license fee for this age group is $15.
  • They need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $1 and a General Game and Habitat License for $20. However, a Small Game License is not required for them.

Additional Information

  • Need only purchase one certificate and one General Game and Habitat license per year per licensee.

Hunters are advised that they only need to purchase one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and one General Game and Habitat License per year, regardless of age or participation in multiple hunting activities.

Sandhill Crane

License Requirements and Fees

If you plan to hunt Sandhill Cranes, here are the license requirements and associated fees:

Sandhill Crane Permit (ages 16 and older)

  • License Fee: $30
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $2
  • General Game and Habitat License: $20
  • Small Game License: $100
  • Waterfowl License (optional): $103-$153

Hunters aged 16 and older can obtain a Sandhill Crane Permit for a fee of $30. In addition to the permit fee, they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $2, a General Game and Habitat License for $20, and a Small Game License for $100. Optionally, a Waterfowl License can be added, with fees ranging from $103 to $153.

Sandhill Crane Permit (ages 15 and younger)

  • License Fee: $10
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1
  • General Game and Habitat License: $20
  • Small Game License: Not Applicable
  • Waterfowl License: Not Applicable

Young hunters aged 15 and younger have a different fee structure:

  • The license fee for this age group is $10.
  • They need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $1 and a General Game and Habitat License for $20. However, Small Game and Waterfowl Licenses are not applicable for them.

Additional Information

  • Need only purchase one certificate and one General Game and Habitat license per year per licensee.

Hunters are advised that they only need to purchase one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate and one General Game and Habitat License per year, regardless of age or participation in multiple hunting activities.

  • HIP registration is required.

It's important to note that registration with the Harvest Information Program (HIP) is mandatory for all hunters participating in Sandhill Crane hunting.

Swan

License Requirements and Fees

If you plan to hunt Swan, here are the license requirements and associated fees:

Swan (ages 16 and older)

  • License Fee: $30
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $2
  • General Game and Habitat License: $20
  • Waterfowl License: $103-$153
  • Federal Waterfowl Stamp: $27

Nongame

License Requirements and Fees

If you're interested in hunting unprotected species such as prairie dogs, skunks, rabbits, and ground squirrels, here are the license requirements and associated fees:

  • Nongame (ages 16 and older)
    • License Fee: $15
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $2

Hunters aged 16 and older can obtain a Nongame License for a fee of $15. Additionally, they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $2.

  • Nongame (ages 15 and younger)
    • License Fee: $15
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1

Young hunters aged 15 and younger have a different fee structure. The license fee for this age group is $15, and they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $1.

Additional Information

  • Need only purchase one certificate per year per licensee.

Hunters are advised that they only need to purchase one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate per year, regardless of age or participation in multiple hunting activities.

Furbearer and Nongame

License Requirements and Fees

For those interested in hunting unprotected species and for hunting fox and coyote, here are the license requirements and associated fees:

  • Furbearer and Nongame (ages 16 and older)
    • License Fee: $40
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $2

Hunters aged 16 and older can obtain a Furbearer and Nongame License for a fee of $40. Additionally, they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $2.

  • Furbearer and Nongame (ages 15 and younger)
    • License Fee: $40
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1

Young hunters aged 15 and younger have a different fee structure. The license fee for this age group is $40, and they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $1.

Nonresidents Reciprocal Trapping License

License Requirements and Fees

For nonresidents interested in reciprocal trapping (includes snaring) licenses, here are the requirements and fees:

  • Nonresidents Reciprocal Trapping License (ages 16 and older)
    • License Fee: $350
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $2

Nonresidents aged 16 and older can obtain a Nonresidents Reciprocal Trapping License for $350. Additionally, they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $2. Please note that nonresidents with this license may not take bobcats, mountain lions, fishers, or river otters.

  • Nonresidents Reciprocal Trapping License (ages 15 and younger)
    • License Fee: $350
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: $1

Young nonresidents aged 15 and younger have a different fee structure. The license fee for this age group is $350, and they need to purchase a Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate for $1. Please note that nonresidents with this license may not take bobcats, mountain lions, fishers, or river otters.

Additional Information

  • Need only purchase one certificate per year per licensee.

Licensees are advised that they only need to purchase one Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate per year, regardless of age or participation in multiple hunting activities.

Hunting Restrictions

  • A Nonresident May Not Hunt Game and Fish Department Lands the First Week of Pheasant Season

Nonresidents may not hunt on lands owned or leased by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, including state wildlife management areas and Private Lands Open To Sportsmen (PLOTS), for the first week of pheasant season. This restriction applies to all types of hunting, not just pheasants. However, this restriction does not apply to lands owned or managed by other state agencies that may be open to hunting, such as state school lands or federal lands that may be open to hunting, like U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waterfowl production areas. It also does not apply to private lands not enrolled in the Game and Fish PLOTS program.

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