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Registration number used for ID

Hunters, trappers and anglers are reminded that an equipment registration number, or the individual’s name, address and telephone number, must be displayed on all equipment requiring identification.

Identification must be attached to cable devices that are set on private or public land, and on fish houses left unattended on the ice.

While on wildlife management areas, identification is required on items such as ground blinds, tree stands, cameras and traps.

Owners can generate an equipment registration number by visiting My Account at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, One registration number will be issued that can be used on all equipment that requires identification.

The equipment registration number does not expire.

Permit required to possess dead deer, skulls and antlers

North Dakota Game and Fish Department enforcement personnel are issuing a reminder that a permit is required before taking possession of a dead deer, or any part of a dead deer, such as a skull and antlers, found near a road or in a field. Only shed antlers can be possessed without a permit.

Permits to possess are free and available from game wardens and local law enforcement offices.

In addition, hunters are reminded to properly dispose of dead deer. Deer carcasses cannot be left on the side of a roadway or in a ditch, and deer parts cannot be discarded in commercial dumpsters.

Glacier National Park closes alpine road ahead of schedule

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park has closed for the season the alpine sections of its main thoroughfare following continued winter weather.

The Daily Inter Lake reports the higher sections of Going-to-the-Sun Road closed ahead of schedule late last month after a snowstorm hit.

The road usually closes between Avalanche Creek and Jackson Glacier Overlook by the third Monday in October. Other sections typically close later in the season.

Crews reopened Many Glacier Road, Chief Mountain Road, and the portion of the Going-to-the-Sun Road between the foot of St. Mary Lake and Jackson Glacier Overlook following the storm.

Ice and continuing freezing temperatures kept road crews from reopening the alpine section of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Two Medicine Road also remained closed due to heavy snow.

-- Compiled from press releases, wire services and staff reports

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