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Spring turkey licenses available 

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters that 554 spring turkey licenses remain in six units. These remaining licenses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications must be submitted online at the Game and Fish website, Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply. 

The governor’s proclamation allows a maximum of two licenses. Hunters who did not apply in the first drawing are eligible to apply for remaining licenses.

New licenses required by April 1

North Dakota anglers, trappers and hunters are reminded that new licenses for the 2018-19 season are required starting April 1.

Licenses can be purchased online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, Once the license is processed, users will have the option to print a hard copy and/or download the license to a smart phone or mobile device, which is helpful when asked to show proof of license while hunting or fishing in rural areas that lack cellular service.

Licenses can also be purchased at more than 140 vendor locations throughout the state or by calling 800-406-6409. 

Advisory board meeting held April 17

Area outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend a North Dakota Game and Fish Department spring advisory board meeting in their area at 7 p.m. April 17.

These meeting provides citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisers and agency personnel.

The meeting for District 7, which includes the counties of Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan and Sioux, will be held at the Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. Lewis and Clark Wildlife Club will be hosting with advisory board member Dave Nehring. Call 471-1046 with questions.

Department of Interior awards N.D. funds

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded more than $15.5 million to North Dakota, according to an announcement by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“North Dakota is home to a rich assortment of wildlife and some of the best hunting and fishing in the country,” Hoeven said. 

The funds, which are derived from hunting and fishing activities, will be used by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to support wildlife and sport fish conservation efforts. Funding includes $11.3 million to Wildlife Restoration Program and $4.1 million to Sport Fish Restoration Program.

“North Dakota’s rich heritage of hunting and fishing has been passed down from generation to generation,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. “These federal funds will support a wide range of conversation and management activities so that the hunters and fishers of today and tomorrow will have access to fantastic outdoor recreation activities.”