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2012 seasons:

  • Firearms, traps, archery equipment, pursue with dogs: Seasons open year around.
  • Cable devices: November 26, 2012 - March 15, 2013

View most current regulations for furbearer season dates and details.

Coyote distribution map.

Residents must possess the following licenses:

  • Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate - $1.
  • Furbearer License - $7 (not required of residents under age 16), or a 
  • Combination License - $32 (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses).
  • Military - Upon presentation of valid leave papers and a valid North Dakota operator's license, a resident who is on leave and is an active duty as a member of the United States armed forces or the United States merchant marine may hunt small game, fish, or trap during the open season without a license.

Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:

  • Nonresident Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate - $2.
  • Nonresident Furbearer and Nongame License - $25.

A Nonresident May Not Hunt G&F Lands October 13-19

Nonresidents may not hunt on lands owned or leased by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, including State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and Private Lands Open To Sportsmen (PLOTS), for the first week of pheasant season (October 13-19). This restriction applies to all types of hunting, not just pheasants.  This restriction does not apply to lands owned or managed by other state agencies that may be open to hunting, such as state school lands, federal lands that may be open to hunting, such as US Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs), or to private lands not enrolled in the G&F PLOTS program.