2020-21 Electronic Posting Pilot Study
As part of pilot study authorized by the 2019 state legislature, Ramsey, Richland and Slope counties were chosen to test a system that allows landowners who post their land with signs, the option to “post” their land electronically through an online database that is linked to land descriptions based on property tax records.
Landowners are reminded that this is a trial study, and currently there are no laws or penalties to address electronic posting. Therefore, landowners who post electronically will still have to display physical signs on their property during the 2020-21 hunting seasons. Participation will help determine the usability of the application and provide direction for changes required to existing law.
The electronic posting pilot study application for the 2020-21 hunting season is hosted on the Department Online Services website. The deadline for landowners to designate any posting of land was July 15.
Hunters in Ramsey, Richland and Slope counties are encouraged to use the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s online map resources this fall to evaluate electronic posting, a pilot study that was authorized by the 2019 state legislature.
Private land that is posted electronically for the 2020-21 hunting season is viewable on a computer or smartphone, or can be printed.
A benefit of electronic posting is the ability for hunters to determine a point of contact for the landowner, or authorized individual who posted the land. Point of contact is included on the Department’s map service application.
Hunters are reminded to be respectful of landowners and be mindful of their daily schedules, as farmers will be busy with fall duties, including harvesting crops, moving cattle and hauling bales.
Hunters using the application will help evaluate electronic posting as an option for landowners to post land into the future. The electronic posting study will conclude with a brief survey. The information collected will help the North Dakota Legislature’s Interim Natural Resources Committee determine the usability of the electronic posting application and provide direction for changes required to existing law.
A total of 79 landowners in the three counties are participating in the pilot study by electronically posting their land, totaling 268 parcels and 38,600 acres.
The printable map sheets and map resources below will temporarily include electronically posted lands from the 2019 Interim Natural Resources study.
If using a mobile app in the field where reception may be unavailable, consider using a GeoSpatial PDF viewer like Avenza. With this type of app, pdf versions of the maps may be downloaded to a smartphone prior to going into the field. These maps will work with a smartphone's GPS allowing the user to locate themself on the map.