The North Dakota Game and Fish Department now is taking applications from hunters interested in applying for a 2020 swan license. Applications are available on the Game and Fish website at

North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. The resident swan license is $10, while the nonresident fee is $30. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

The statewide tundra swan hunting season opens Saturday, Oct. 3, and 2,200 licenses are available. 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.

All swan hunters, regardless of age, are required to have a general game and habitat license when applying. In addition, nonresidents must have a waterfowl license, and residents age 16 and older need a small game or combination license.

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