Hunting Season Information
North Dakota will not have a sage grouse season in 2013 due to low populations.
Sage grouse are native to the far southwestern corner of North Dakota and the population within the state has declined steadily over the past 30 years. The 2013 count indicated the lowest number of male sage grouse observed since Game and Fish biologists started the annual spring survey in the 1950s.
A sage grouse management plan (currently open for comment) is being developed. It has a long-term goal of enhancing sage grouse habitats in North Dakota, often through private-public partnerships, so they will again support a healthy self-sustaining sage grouse population.