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North Dakota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 10 – 
January 8, 2017

North Dakota Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$30 (Small Game with habitat stamp)

Non-Resident License Fees:
$122 (14-day total with habitat stamp)
$100 for each additional 14-day period

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

North Dakota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 9 – January 7, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Sharptail Grouse

North Dakota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 9 – January 7, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Hungarian Partridge

North Dakota Hungarian Partridge Season

September 9 – January 7, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

North Dakota Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 7 – January 7, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Prairie Chicken

North Dakota Prairie Chicken Season

Closed in 2016 due to low populations

Woodcock

North Dakota Woodcock Season

September 23 – November 6, 2017

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more

Brian Koch
New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch
Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

Brian Koch