Friday, August 8, 2014

2014 Small Game and Furbearer Regulations Set

 

North Dakota’s 2014 small game and furbearer regulations are set and most season structures are similar to last year.
One change for this year is that trappers using cable devices (snares) must now register with the State Game and Fish Department prior to trapping (online registration will be available on this website mid-October).
Prairie chicken and sage grouse seasons will remain closed due to low populations.
Only North Dakota residents are permitted to hunt waterfowl from Sept. 27 – Oct. 3. Nonresidents are allowed to hunt waterfowl in North Dakota beginning Oct. 4. Other waterfowl season details will be finalized in mid-August in the waterfowl amendment to the small game and furbearer proclamation.
In accordance with state law, nonresidents are not allowed to hunt on Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas or conservation PLOTS (Private Land Open To Sportsmen) areas from Oct. 11-17.
Hunters may notice an increase in license fees, which were established and set by the 2013 state legislature. The general game and habitat license is $20, the resident small game license – required for ages 16 and older – is $10, the resident furbearer license – required for ages 16 and older – is $15, and the resident combination license, which includes general game and habitat, small game, furbearer and fishing, is $50.
In addition, the nonresident small game license, and the nonresident zoned waterfowl license, increased to $100. The nonresident statewide waterfowl license is $150.
Hunters should refer to the North Dakota 2014-15 Small Game and Furbearer guides (available mid-August) for more details on small game and furbearer seasons. Waterfowl regulations will be available in early September.

 SpeciesOpensClosesDaily LimitPoss Limit
Crows (fall)
 
Aug. 9Oct. 26No limitNo limit
Early Canada Goose
 
Aug. 15Sept. 15 (Sept. 7 Missouri River Zone)1545
Mountain lion zone 1 early (zone quota 14)
 
Aug. 29Nov. 23 (or when zone quota is reached)Season limit of 1 per hunter 
Mountain lion zone 1 late
(zone quota 7)
 
Nov. 24March 31 (or when zone quota is reached)Season limit of 1 per hunter 
Mountain lion zone 2
 
Aug. 29March 31Season limit of 1 per hunter 
Doves
 
Sept. 1Nov. 91545
Hungarian partridge
 
Sept. 13Jan. 4312
Sharp-tailed grouse
 
Sept. 13Jan. 4312
Ruffed grouse
 
Sept. 13Jan. 4312
Tree squirrelsSept. 13Jan. 4412
 
Sandhill crane unit 1
 
Sept. 20Nov. 1639
Sandhill crane unit 2
 
Sept. 20Nov. 1626
Snipe
 
Sept. 20Dec. 7824
Woodcock
 
Sept. 27Nov. 1039
Tundra swan
 
Oct. 4Jan. 4Season limit of 1 per hunter
 
 
Pheasants
 
Oct. 11Jan. 4312
Weasel trapping
 
Oct. 25March 15  
Mink, Muskrat trappingOct. 25April 30
 
  
Fisher trapping
 
Nov. 24Nov. 30Season limit of 1 per trapper 
 
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