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

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Hunting News


  • Lotteries
    • Deer lottery - First-come, first-served licenses will be available online July 24 at 8 a.m.
    • Pronghorn lottery will open mid-July.
    • Swan lottery will open mid-July.
    • Fall turkey lottery will open mid-August.

Fish North Dakota


Fishing News


  • Where to Fish - Find your perfect fishing spot. Search for a fishery by you. View stocking reports. Find boat ramps, shore access, accessible fishing piers and more.
  • 2024 Summer Fish Challenge - Try your hand at the classic, sportfish or rough fish (new this year) challenge this summer. Join the challenge.
  • Game and Fish Enforcement

    Behind the Badge

    A North Dakota Game Warden Blog

    Changing Times

    Read Behind the Badge

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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

    Programs/PLOTS

    Landowner Resources

    Meadowlark Initiative

    More Private Lands Resources

    North Dakota Outdoors

    NDO Magazine

    North Dakota Outdoors - July 2024

    Bringing North Dakota Outdoors News Since 1931

    Read Outdoors Magazine

    The Drift

    Cabin 9

    Read The Drift

    NDO News

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    NDO Webcast

    ANS Watercraft Inspections

    NDO Podcast

    Ep. 49 – Fledging to Find the Easy Fruit

    Listen to Outdoors Podcast

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    Working Together

    Cooperative Conservation and Access Projects