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Clean. Drain. Dry.

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Aquatic Nuisance Species

Words: Clean - inspect all equipment and remove ANS, Drain - all water, Dry - all equipment before entering another waterbody

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ANS Spread Prevention Tips

  • Inspect your boat, trailer, outboard motor, and other hunting equipment, including your waders, decoys, and portable blinds.
  • Remove all plants, animals, and mud from your gear and your dog.
  • Drain all the water from your decoys, boat, motor and other equipment.
  • Never move plants from one body of water to another. A special consideration for waterfowl hunters is brush and other vegetation used to conceal duck boats and blinds. Use only what is available in the immediate hunting area. Never bring in vegetation from other areas.

Protect North Dakota Waters from Aquatic Nuisance Species

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Learn the rules and regulations.

REGULATIONS

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Discover what species are classified as Aquatic Nuisance Species.

SPECIES

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Report Aquatic Nuisance Species sightings.

REPORT

North Dakota High Risk Waters

The following aquatic nuisance species are known to be in at least one water body within North Dakota:

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