The deadline for hunters to apply for a lottery swan license in North Dakota is Wednesday Aug. 14, the Game and Fish Department said Monday in a reminder.
Applicants must submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website at gf.nd.gov. North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. The resident swan license is $10, while the nonresident fee is $30.
The statewide tundra swan hunting season opens Saturday, Sept. 28 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 29. Successful applicants will receive a tag to take one swan during the season. Since swans are classified as waterfowl, nonresidents may hunt them only during the period their nonresident waterfowl license is valid.
As with other hunting licenses, Game and Fish will not mail swan licenses to successful applicants until after they purchase a valid 2019-20 general game and habitat license. All swan hunters, regardless of age, are required to have the general game and habitat license. In addition, residents age 16 and older need a small game license and nonresidents must have a waterfowl license.