2017 Summary of Violations

Big Game

  • Hunting in closed season - 10
  • Failure to wear fluorescent orange - 17
  • Tagging violations - 31
  • Exceeding limit - 1
  • Killing wrong species or sex - 8
  • Other big game violations - 28
  • Total - 95

Small Game

  • Using gun able to hold more than 3 shells - 56
  • Hunting in closed season - 8
  • Illegal possession/taking - 8
  • Exceeding limit - 19
  • Failure to leave identification or sex of game - 51
  • Killing wrong sex or species - 2
  • Nontoxic shot violation - 10
  • Failure to carry federal waterfowl stamp - 7
  • Wanton waste - 10
  • Hunting in unharvested field - 19
  • Other small game violations - 72
  • Total - 262

Boating

  • Use of unlicensed or unnumbered boat - 138
  • Failure to display boat registration - 121
  • Operating without lights at night - 35
  • Inadequate number of PFDs - 255
  • Water skiing violations - 24
  • Reckless or negligent operation - 4
  • Operating vessel under influence/intoxicated - 11
  • Other boating violations - 55
  • Total - 643

Fishing

  • Fishing with excessive lines - 53
  • Exceeding limit - 87
  • Fishing in closed/restricted area - 5
  • Failure to attend lines - 11
  • No identification on fish house - 8
  • ANS violation - 130
  • Paddlefish violations - 8
  • Other fishing violations - 46
  • Total - 348

Furbearer

  • Shining (using artificial light) - 13
  • Illegal possession/taking - 2
  • Harassing furbearers with motor vehicle - 10
  • Other furbearer violations - 10
  • Total - 35

General

  • Use of motor vehicle off established trail - 15
  • Use of motor vehicle in restricted area - 38
  • Harassing wildlife with motor vehicle - 5
  • Hunting on posted land without permission - 59
  • Hunting before/after legal hours - 16
  • Wanton waste - 7
  • Aid in concealment of unlawful game - 8
  • Hunting in wrong unit/closed area - 5
  • Loaded firearm in motor vehicle - 64
  • Discharge of firearm within/on motor vehicle - 6
  • 440 yard violation - 5
  • Littering - 52
  • Other general violations - 16
  • Total - 296

Licensing

  • Failure to sign/affix stamp - 18
  • Hunting/fishing/trapping without proper license - 235
  • Failure to carry license on person - 334
  • Misrepresentation on license or application - 21
  • Other licensing violations - 14
  • Total - 622

Wildlife Management Areas/Refuge

  • Failure to obey posted regulations - 29
  • Camping - 21
  • Tree stand violations - 10
  • Possession of glass beverage containers - 14
  • Baiting on WMA - 4
  • Prohibited uses of motor vehicles - 12
  • Other WMA/refuge violations - 4
  • Total - 94

Miscellaneous

  • Possession of controlled substance - 13
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia - 13
  • Open container - 28
  • Minor in possession - 17
  • Criminal trespass - 28
  • Other miscellaneous - 27
  • Total - 126

Commercial

  • Commercial violations - 25
  • Total - 25

Incidents 2017 - Top 10 Counties

(An incident is defined as any situation that requires a response from a game warden. It does not have to be a crime. The situation could be, for example, a stranded angler.)

  • Burleigh - 251
  • Ramsey - 234
  • McLean - 206
  • McKenzie - 175
  • Morton - 172
  • Richland - 168
  • Ward - 162
  • Cass - 154
  • Williams - 141
  • Mountrail - 138

Citations 2017 - Top 10 Counties

  • Ramsey - 266
  • Williams - 136
  • Burleigh - 136
  • McKenzie - 133
  • Benson - 103
  • Richland - 99
  • McLean - 98
  • Mountrail - 97
  • Stutsman - 89
  • Barnes - 84