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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

  • Late season hunting opportunities
  • Upland Game Wing Envelope Order Form - During hunting season, hunters can help the effort to manage upland game birds by collecting and submitting feathers from harvested birds. Learn more.
  • CWD Test Sampling Kits are available to hunters. These kits allow hunters to remove deer, moose or elk lymph nodes and ship them to the Department's wildlife health lab for testing. Request a kit online.

Fish North Dakota

Fishing News

Game and Fish Enforcement

Behind the Badge

A North Dakota Game Warden Blog

Pushing the Limit

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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 December 2023

Bringing North Dakota Outdoors News Since 1931

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The Drift

Grandmas Get Ready - Guest Words by Jackie Ressler

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NDO News

What To Expect This Ice Fishing Season (2023-24)

NDO Webcast

South Central and Lake Oahe Ice Fishing Preview (2023-…

NDO Podcast

Ep. 33 – A World Record for Around Here

Listen to Outdoors Podcast

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Working Together

Cooperative Conservation and Access Projects