Residents must possess the following licenses:
- Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate - $1
- Furbearer License - $7 (not required of residents under age 16), or a
- Combination License - $32 (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses).
- Military - Upon presentation of valid leave papers and a valid North Dakota operator's license, a resident who is on leave and is an active duty as a member of the United States armed forces or the United States merchant marine may hunt small game, fish, or trap during the open season without a license.
Nonresident Reciprocal Trapping License
North Dakota offers a reciprocal trapping (includes snaring) license to nonresidents whose home state allows North Dakota residents to trap. The Nonresident Trapping License (Reciprocal) costs $250. Nonresidents having this license may not take bobcats, mountain lions or fishers.
River Otters in North Dakota - Trapping Avoidance Techniques - (387Kb PDF).