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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

  • Ticks: Spring is the beginning of tick season in North Dakota. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from ticks before heading out in the field.
  • Deer Lottery: The 2023 deer lottery application deadline has passed. Results should be available later this month.
  • Learning to Hunt: Would you like to try your hand at hunting but aren't sure where to start? Check out our Hunting Virtual Mentor for tips to help you begin your journey into the field.

Fish North Dakota

Fishing News

  • Open Water Fishing - Open water fishing previews, regulations, where to fish, fishing tips and more.
  • Boat Ramp Status – Spring and summer are boat ramp maintenance and construction season. Check out the status of your favorite boat ramp before heading out.
  • Winterkill Watch List: Harsh winter conditions resulted in many water bodies with low dissolved oxygen rates, putting them at risk for winterkill. Find out if your favorite fishing water was impacted.

Game and Fish Enforcement

Behind the Badge

A North Dakota Game Warden Blog

My Wife Wants to Punch You!

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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 - May 2023

Bringing North Dakota Outdoors News Since 1931

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The Drift

More Than a Challenge

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Outdoors News

Long-billed Curlews Returned to North Dakota

Outdoors Webcast

2023 Breeding Duck Survey

Outdoors Podcast

Ep. 20 – What It Takes

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Working Together

Cooperative Conservation and Access Projects