North Dakota’s 2019 small game, waterfowl and furbearer regulations have been set, and most season structures are similar to last year.
Noteworthy changes include:
• Opening day for ducks, geese, coots and mergansers for North Dakota residents is Sept. 21. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota Sept. 28.
• The daily limit on pintails is reduced from two to one.
• The river otter season limit is increased from 15 to 20.
• The fisher trapping season is expanded statewide except for Bottineau and Rolette counties, which remain closed.
• The tree squirrel season is extended to Feb. 29.
• Veterans and active-duty members of the Armed Forces who possess a resident hunting license may hunt waterfowl Sept. 14-15.
• The prairie chicken and sage grouse seasons will remain closed due to low populations.