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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 Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch
South Dakota Hunting

South Dakota’s Ringed Circus (part 1)

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but for those in pursuit of the  Chinese Rooster it’s not far from it. I rolled into the Black Hills of western Dakota a week before the trumpeted pheasant opener in order to get some spring back in the legs and give Wyatt, my black lab … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch