Outdoor class

Education

Classes and Workshops

  • Hunter Education
    • North Dakota hunter education requirements and classes information.
  • Archery Certification
    • Archery safety training classes (may be required if hunting in states that require formal archery training to bow hunt).
  • Fur Harvester Education
    • Training course covering trapping, predator calling, fur handling, etc. (may be required if trapping in a state that requires trapper education to trap).
  • Boating and Water Safety
    • Course for those new to boating or who wish to take a refresher. This course is required for youth ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft with at least a 10 horsepower motor.
  • Educator Workshops
    • Teacher workshops including archery in the schools, habitats of North Dakota, birds of North Dakota and more.
  • Other Classes and Workshops
    • Various outdoor and educational classes that may be offered throughout the year.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

  • Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshops
    • Workshops designed primarily for women with an interest in learning skills usually associated with hunting, fishing and other outdoor endeavors.

Youth Opportunities

  • Youth Hunting Seasons
    • Deer, pheasant, waterfowl, spring turkey seasons.
  • Hooked on Fishing
    • Hooked on fishing is a statewide project primarily designed to deliver that first fishing experience. Kids learn beginning angling skills and about fishing equipment and the aquatic world.
  • Archery in the Schools Program
    • National Archery in the Schools Program is a two-week physical education program designed to teach the fundamentals of archery in grades 4-12.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Award Workbook
    • The Theodore Roosevelt Award is a recognition of those North Dakota youth that have highly developed outdoor skills and are actively involved in Girl Scouts of the USA, Boy Scouts of America, or 4-H.
  • Wildlife Federation Conservation Camp
    • The North Dakota Game and Fish Department cosponsors the North Dakota Wildlife Federation Camp for boys and girls ages 12-16, featuring learning opportunities in science, conservation and outdoors skills.
  • Earth Day Patch Contest
    • Do you like to draw? Try creating a design for the Earth Day Patch contest! Find out how to enter here.
  • Keep North Dakota Clean Poster Contest
    • As a partner of Keep North Dakota Clean, Inc. the North Dakota Game and Fish Department sponsors the 4th grade level of the annual KNDC poster contest.
  • North Dakota Wildlife Coloring Book (pdf)
    • Learn about North Dakota Wildlife and practice your artistic skills with this great Wildlife of North Dakota coloring book!
  • Hiking Bingo (pdf)
    • Play Hiking Bingo on your next hike. See if you can find frogs, milkweed, muskrats and more!
  • Survival Challenge (pdf)
    • Can you help the white-tailed deer find the habitat it needs to survive?
  • North Dakota State Fair
    • The North Dakota Game and Fish Department maintains a Conservation and Outdoor Skills Park at the North Dakota State Fair.
  • Bismarck Conservation Outdoors Skills Area
    • The Bismarck Conservation and Outdoor Skills Area is located adjacent to the Bismarck Game and Fish Headquarters on east Main Street and Expressway. This public site includes a fishing pond and interpretive trails to learn about wildlife and conservation as well as a shelter which can be used for outdoor educational programs or meetings.
  • Bismarck Family Fishing Pond
    • This pond at the North Dakota Game and Fish Headquarters office in Bismarck is the location for many fishing events and activities.

Teacher Resources

Volunteer

  • Volunteer
    • Information about the many volunteer opportunities available with the Department including hunter education instructors, conservation volunteers and more.

Education Grants