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Hunting Seasons General Information

RAP Program (Report All Poaching)

This program provides people the opportunity to report wildlife violations, remain anonymous if they prefer, and to receive monetary rewards for convictions based on their information. Anonymous callers will be given a special code number and are not required to give their name. Rewards range from $50 to several hundred dollars depending upon the nature and seriousness of the crime. Call 1-800-472-2121. Call this number only to report Game and Fish violations. The reward fund is supported by private donations. If you wish to donate to the RAP program, tax deductible contributions can be sent to R.A.P., Box 1091, Bismarck, ND, 58502-1091.

Harvest Information Program (HIP)

All migratory game bird hunters must register annually with the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) before hunting ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves and woodcock. Before your license to hunt is legal you must register by calling toll free 1-888-634-4798. After answering a brief survey you will receive a HIP registration number which must be recorded on your fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate. (NOTE: If you purchase your hunting license at the Department’s Bismarck office, through the Department’s website, or over the phone with the toll-free number you are automatically HIP certified. If you participated in the spring snow goose conservation hunt you have already been HIP certified.) HIP is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program designed to track the harvest of migratory birds for management purposes.

Road Right-of-Ways

Do not hunt on road rights-of-way unless you are certain that they are open to public use. Most road rights-of-way are under the control of the adjacent landowner and are closed to hunting when the adjacent land is posted closed to hunting.

2015-2016 Hunting Season General Information

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General Information

All of the information in the above chart may be found in in the hunting guides on this website.



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