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Outdoor Legislation

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This listing will be updated throughout the session as bills are introduced and progress.

Legislation List
Bill Identification Status Hearing Date Summary House Vote Senate Vote
HB 1017 Active

Appropriates $85,303,632 to the Game and Fish Department for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023. Committee heard 01/12, no action taken.

HB 1113 Active

Requires permission from the owner or occupant of the property to place bait for the purpose of attracting wildlife, and provides a penalty. In addition, a person who installs a trail camera, etc., must have written permission from the owner or occupant of the property and the camera must have identification.

HB 1120 Active

Allows a resident who is entitled to purchase a disabled veteran deer license to hunt during the youth deer hunting season. The license is limited to one unit.

HB 1178 Active

Nonresident members of the armed forces who qualify to receive a resident license may apply for and be issued a lottery license for deer.

HB 1218 Active

Nonresidents who own land in North Dakota may hunt during the first seven days of the pheasant season on land they enrolled in the PLOTS program.

HB 1242 Active

An individual who was issued an apprentice hunter validation license in 2020-21 may receive another one.

HB 1270 Active

An individual is guilty of a class B misdemeanor by placing a trail camera, etc., on private property without written permission from the owner or occupant. In addition, the device must have identification.

SB 2036 Active

Legislative management shall continue to study the electronic land access database and application during the 2021-22 interim, and expand it to all counties.

SB 2037 Active

Amends a section of century code relating to criminal trespass and electronic posting, including an individual would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor by entering an enclosed fence; and the name of a person would not have to appear on each sign on physically posted land.

SB 2038 Active

Allows the option to designate the land as posted or closed to hunting in an online database or other electronic application.

SB 2118 Active

Increases game and fish violations for a class 1 noncriminal offense from $50 to $100, and a class 2 noncriminal offense from $25 to $50.

SB 2143 Active

Allows solid flourescent pink or a camouflage pattern of at least 50% flourescent orange or pink to be worn by big game hunters.

SB 2144 Active

Amends a section of century code relating to criminal trespass and electronic posting, including an individual would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor by entering an enclosed fence unless the individual is a licensed hunter or angler who is lawfully hunting or fishing, and allows the option to designate the land as posted or closed to hunting in an online database or other electronic application.

SB 2172 Active

Applicants age 75 and older would be able to enter their name twice in the moose lottery.

SB 2211 Active

Allows the use of an artificial light with a power source of not more than six volts while hunting furbearer, ground squirrel, prairie dog, porcupine, rabbit or skunk.