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North Dakota Game and Fish Department Homepage

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

  • 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

  • Where to Fish: Visit our fishing information page at to view fishing waters maps, stocking data, boat ramp and fishing pier locations and more.
  • Fish Identification: Tips and images to help you identify fish caught in North Dakota waters.
  • Tagged Fish Reporting: Anglers can help fisheries managers by reporting information from any tagged fish they catch. Report a tagged fish.

Game and Fish Enforcement

Behind the Badge

A North Dakota Game Warden Blog

The Most Important Part of the Hunt

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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

Outdoors Magazine

North Dakota Outdoors - August-September 2023

Bringing North Dakota Outdoors News Since 1931

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The Drift

Late Bedtimes and Mosquito Bites

Read The Drift

Outdoors News

Drayton Dam Modification

Outdoors Webcast

Deer-Vehicle Accidents

Outdoors Podcast

Ep. 29 – It Pays to Look Over the Hill

Listen to Outdoors Podcast

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Working Together

Cooperative Conservation and Access Projects