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2023-24 Take Someone New Ice Fishing Challenge Official Rules

  1. The challenge begins December 16, 2023 and must be completed no later than March 31, 2024. Anglers taken prior to the starting date are not eligible.
  2. All stories submitted must include/refer to a new North Dakota angler.
  3. Both North Dakota residents and nonresidents can complete the challenge.
  4. All participating anglers must have a valid, current North Dakota fishing license and must follow all regulations for the body of water upon which they are fishing including but not limited to bait restrictions and bag limits.
  5. Each submission must include mentor name, mentor ice fishing license number, mentor contact information (phone or email), and mentee name and short story of adventure together.
  6. Anglers do not need to pre-register to participate in the 2023-24 Take Someone New Challenge.
  7. Anglers must visit and complete the submission form for each new angler story. Each form must include:
    • Mentor phone number or email address (this contact information will be used to notify the winner)
    • Mentor current North Dakota fishing license number
    • Mentee Name
    • Story of ice fishing adventure
  8. Anglers who do not have access to online submission of their adventure will need to contact Jackie Ressler at 701-328-6333 to receive paper submission forms.
  9. By submitting an entry form both the mentor and mentee are giving the North Dakota Game and Fish Department permission to use their names and any submitted photographs for promotional purposes in any Department media now known or hereafter devised, without further payment or consideration, review or approval.

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