Small Game, Furbearer Regulations Set

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North Dakota’s 2017 small game and furbearer regulations are set and most season structures are similar to last year.

Notable changes include:

— Fur harvesters will have an opportunity to take river otters, with a season limit of 15 taken by traps or cable devices. A limit of one per person is allowed during this season.

— As per North Dakota Century Code, snares (cable devices) must be permanently affixed with a metal or plastic tag to include the person’s name, address and telephone number, or an equipment number.

— The delayed pheasant opening area in Williams and McKenzie counties is eliminated. The pheasant season will open statewide Oct. 7.

— Prairie chicken and sage grouse seasons will remain closed due to low populations.

— 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. 7-13.

Hunters should refer to the North Dakota 2017-18 Small Game and Furbearer guides (available mid-August) for more details on small game and furbearer seasons. Printed waterfowl guides will be available in early September.

Opening and closing season dates, and daily and possession limits.

(Featured Photo: Sage Grouse season will remain closed due to low populations, along with that of Prairie Chickens, for the same reason.  NDG&F Photo) 

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