Here’s a look at the status of hunting- and fishing-related bills in the North Dakota Legislature as of Tuesday, Jan. 12:

  • HB 1017: Appropriates $85,303,632 to the Game and Fish Department for the biennium beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023. Hearing set for 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

  • HB 1113: Requires permission from the owner or occupant of the property to place bait for the purpose of attracting wildlife, and provides a penalty. In addition, a person who installs a trail camera, etc., must have written permission from the owner or occupant of the property and the camera must have identification.

  • HB 1120: Allows a resident who is entitled to purchase a disabled veteran deer license to hunt during the youth deer hunting season. The license is limited to one unit.

  • SB 2036: Legislative management shall continue to study the electronic land access database and application during the 2021-22 interim, and expand it to all counties. Hearing set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14.

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  • SB 2037: Amends a section of century code relating to criminal trespass and electronic posting, including an individual would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor by entering an enclosed fence; and the name of a person would not have to appear on each sign on physically posted land. Hearing set for 9 a.m. Jan. 14.

  • SB 2038: Allows the option to designate the land as posted or closed to hunting in an online database or other electronic application. Hearing set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 14.

  • SB 2118: Increases game and fish violations for a Class 1 noncriminal offense from $50 to $100, and a Class 2 noncriminal offense from $25 to $50.

  • SB 2143: Allows solid fluorescent pink or a camouflage pattern of at least 50% fluorescent orange or pink to be worn by big game hunters.

  • SB 2144: Amends a section of century code relating to criminal trespass and electronic posting, including an individual would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor by entering an enclosed fence unless the individual is a licensed hunter or angler who is lawfully hunting or fishing, and allows the option to designate the land as posted or closed to hunting in an online database or other electronic application. Hearing set for 9 a.m. Jan. 14.

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