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Youth fishing

Youth Opportunities

Educational Programs

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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?


  • Wildlife Notes
  • 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.