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Youth Opportunities

Youth Hunting Opportunities

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Fishing tips, equipment information and tutorials

Fishing Virtual Mentor

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Hunting tips, equipment information and tutorials

Hunting Virtual Mentor

Educational Programs

Kids on a dock fishing

A statewide project designed to deliver that first fishing experience

Hooked on Fishing

Girl shooting bow and arrow

National Archery in the Schools Program is designed to teach the fundamentals of archery in grades 4-12


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For youth actively involved in Girl Scouts of the USA, Boy Scouts of America, or 4-H

Theodore Roosevelt Award Workbook


Earth day patch example

Do you like to draw? Try creating a design for the Earth Day Patch contest!

Earth Day Patch Contest


As a partner of Keep North Dakota Clean, Inc. the Department sponsors the 4th grade level of the annual KNDC poster contest

Keep ND Clean Poster Contest

Entrance to park at fair grounds

The Department maintains a Conservation and Outdoor Skills Park at the North Dakota State Fair

ND State Fair

Aerial view of area

Public fishing pond and interpretive trails as well as a shelter which can be used for outdoor educational programs or meetings

Bismarck Conservation Skills Area

Families fishing off dock at pond

This pond at the Department headquarters office in Bismarck is the location for many fishing events and activities

Bismarck Family Fishing Pond

North Dakota Species and Habitat Information

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Learn about North Dakota's natural resources and what you can do to help protect the future

Conservation Corner

Upland sandpiper standing in dry prairie

Programs and resources for teachers

Educator Resources