New fishing, hunting and furbearer licenses are required April 1. The 2016-17 licenses are effective April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased using a computer or smartphone by logging into the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov, or at license vendors that are linked to the Department’s online licensing system. In addition, licenses may also be purchased by calling the Department’s instant licensing telephone number at 800-406-6409 any time day or night. A service charge is added for licenses purchased through the instant licensing telephone number. A list of vendors participating in electronic licensing sales is available on the Game and Fish Department’s website. Vendors on the list as of April 1 will be linked to the Department’s online licensing system.