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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


  • Lotteries
    • Deer lottery application deadline was June 5. Results should be available late June.
    • Pronghorn lottery will open mid-July.
    • Swan lottery will open mid-July.
    • Fall turkey lottery will open mid-August.

Fish North Dakota


Fishing News


  • Boat Ramp Maintenance/Construction Closures
    • Stober Lake (Sheridan County) - Closed May 28 for approximately 4 weeks.
    • Middle Eckelson Lake (Barnes County) – Closed May 20 for approximately 4 weeks.
    • Horsehead Lake (Kidder County) - Closed June 3 for approximately 4-5 weeks.
  • 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

A New Way to Work the Water

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 - June 2024

Bringing North Dakota Outdoors News Since 1931

Read Outdoors Magazine

The Drift

Just Trying to Stay Afloat

Read The Drift

NDO News

Crappie Survey on Jamestown Reservoir

NDO Webcast

Breeding Duck Survey 2024

NDO Podcast

Ep. 47 – We Need to Save the Grasslands

Listen to Outdoors Podcast

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Working Together

Cooperative Conservation and Access Projects