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North Dakota’s moose and elk lottery results are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website,

Applicants can find individual results by clicking “find lottery results/preference points” under the buy and apply link.

Successful applicants will receive a letter the week of May 2, stating the license will be mailed after the successful applicant submits the correct license fee.


Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 81 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

The season was held in units 3-B, 4-A and 4-C. Game and Fish issued 409 licenses (266 lottery and 143 gratis), and 385 hunters took 312 pronghorn, consisting of 286 bucks, 15 does and 11 fawns. Each hunter spent an average of 2.4 days afield.

The 2016 pronghorn hunting season will be determined in early July. 


The North Dakota Game and Fish Department completed its annual spring mule deer survey in April, and results indicate western North Dakota’s mule deer population has increased 21 percent from last year.


The State Game and Fish Department is asking for help in locating bald eagle nests in North Dakota.


The Graner Bottoms boat ramp located south of Mandan will close Monday, April 25 for approximately 2-4 days for minor repairs.


North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists are on the final leg of a four-year walleye tagging study on the Missouri River and Lake Oahe.


A hunter education course for women only is offered in May at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s main office in Bismarck.

The course involves one evening of classroom instruction, self-paced internet classes, a written exam and an instructional clinic for shooting shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders.


A Tennessee man has lost his hunting privileges for 18 months and was fined more than $4,000 for acting as a hunting outfitter in North Dakota without a license.

Robert “Adam” Whitten, 40, of Counce, Tenn., was charged Oct. 24, 2015, by district game warden Erik Schmidt, Linton, after Schmidt followed up on a complaint of unlawfully placed “No Hunting” signs on private property.


The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will continue to implement camping restrictions on some wildlife management areas in western North Dakota and along Lake Sakakawea.


The State Game and Fish Department and University of North Dakota are collecting information from resident deer hunters who either applied for or received a 2015 hunting license.

UND will mail a questionnaire in mid-April to 4,000 randomly selected deer gun, archery, muzzleloader and gratis applicants. Questions will focus on hunter satisfaction and experiences, and public perception related to recent declines in deer numbers and corresponding licenses. Hunters who receive a questionnaire are asked to complete the form and return to UND. The return postage is prepaid.


A paddlefish tag is required to participate in North Dakota’s paddlefish snagging season, which opens May 1 and is scheduled to continue through the end of May. However, depending on the overall harvest, an early in-season closure may occur with a 24-hour notice issued by the state Game and Fish Department.


The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will conduct a certified Boat North Dakota Safety Course on Saturday, April 16 at the department’s main office in Bismarck.  

The class is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and is limited to 25 students. The course is free, and all materials are provided.


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