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To protect, conserve and enhance fish and wildlife populations and their habitat for sustained public use.

Hunt North Dakota

Hunting News

  • Lotteries
    • Moose, elk and bighorn sheep lottery deadline was March 27. Results for the moose and elk lotteries are available - log in to My Account to check status of your application. The bighorn sheep lottery will be held in the fall after population surveys have been completed and an appropriate amount of licenses based on population is determined.
    • Deer lottery applications will be available in early May.
  • Spring Light Geese Conservation Order - Open 02/17/2024 - 05/12/2024. View regulations.

Fish North Dakota

Fishing News

Game and Fish Enforcement

Behind the Badge

A North Dakota Game Warden Blog

Things Are Not Always as They Appear

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Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research, programs and grants to support the conservation of North Dakota's habitats, fish and wildlife

State Wildlife Action Plan

Conservation Corner

Environmental Reviews

More Conservation Resources

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Landowner Programs

Financial and technical assistance to private landowners for habitat protection, enhancement and development


Landowner Resources

Meadowlark Initiative

More Private Lands Resources

North Dakota Outdoors

NDO Magazine

North Dakota Outdoors - March-April 2024

Bringing North Dakota Outdoors News Since 1931

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The Drift

First Sunburn of the Year

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NDO News

Sage Grouse 2024

NDO Webcast

NDGF NDO Webcast - Sage Grouse Populations 2024

NDO Podcast

Ep. 43 – Badlands Mule Deer: The Long Process in a Nutshell

Listen to Outdoors Podcast

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Working Together

Cooperative Conservation and Access Projects