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Behind the Badge

People in a boat on a ND lake

Boating Lifestyle

While boating started out as a hobby for District Game Warden Shawn Sperling, it led him to his profession. 

Young hunters duck hunting at sunrise

Stories from the Old-Timer

Sometimes the experience of mentoring a new hunter can rival the experience of hunting itself and create cherished memories, as Warden Tim Phalen illustrates in this Stories from the Old-Timer.

Poached deer

Deer Poaching - Request for Information

Game and Fish officials are looking for information in connection to a deer poaching case at the Cass County wildlife club gun range near Casselton. One young button buck was shot and left on the…

Contact a Warden

Report All Poachers: 701-328-9921

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Annual Reports

Each February in the North Dakota Outdoors magazine, the Department publishes a summary of violations and enforcement activities for the preceding year. Those reports are available online below.

Game warden near boat

Enforcement Careers

A career as a game warden can be both challenging and highly rewarding. This career is ideal for many self-motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public and have a knowledge of and appreciation for natural resources.