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North Dakota Game and Fish Department

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

Hunt North Dakota


Hunting News


  • Moose, elk and bighorn sheep lottery applications will be available early March.
  • Spring Light Geese Conservation Order - Open 02/17/2024 - 05/12/2024. View regulations.
  • Take Someone New Hunting Challenge - The Department has partnered with Pheasants Forever to share their Hunter Mentor Pledge in North Dakota. Take the pledge.

Fish North Dakota


Fishing News


  • Early Fish House Removal Advised: While the deadline for removing permanent fish houses from North Dakota lakes is March 15, the Department is urging anglers to consider removing their houses early in areas of the state where ice conditions are deteriorating. Full news release text...
  • Ice Safety Tips: Be prepared and learn how to stay safe on the ice before venturing out to ice fish.

Game and Fish Enforcement

Behind the Badge

A North Dakota Game Warden Blog

Sometimes Work Finds You

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 - February 2024

Bringing North Dakota Outdoors News Since 1931

Read Outdoors Magazine

The Drift

More Questions Than Answers

Read The Drift

NDO News

Watchable Wildlife Tax Checkoff 2024

NDO Webcast

Spring Light Goose Conservation Order 2024

NDO Podcast

Ep. 39 – Conservation Means Development as Much as it Does Protection

Listen to Outdoors Podcast

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Working Together

Cooperative Conservation and Access Projects