The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has set its 2020 small game, waterfowl and furbearer regulations, and most season structures are similar to last year.
Noteworthy items include:
Season for sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse and Hungarian partridge opens Saturday, Sept. 12.
Opening day for ducks, geese, coots and mergansers for North Dakota residents is Sept. 26. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota Oct. 3.
The daily limit on scaup is reduced from three to one.
The statewide pheasant season opens Saturday, Oct. 10, with the youth season set for Oct. 3-4.
The prairie chicken and sage grouse seasons will remain closed because of low populations.
In accordance with state law, nonresidents are not allowed to hunt on Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas or Private Land Open To Sportsmen areas from Oct. 10-16.
Hunters and trappers can find the North Dakota 2020-21 Hunting and Trapping Guide, which includes upland game, migratory game bird and furbearer/trapping regulations and other information, on the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. Printed guides will be available at vendor locations in mid-August.
For a complete listing of opening and closing dates, and daily and possession limits, refer to the table on pages 4and 5 of the guide.