North Dakota

The Peace Garden State is home to nearly 5 million acres of public lands including national grasslands, wildlife management areas, and state parks. These areas offer a variety of hunting opportunities, with game species such as pheasant, waterfowl, deer, and turkey. The Missouri River and its tributaries provide excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, northern pike, and catfish, among other species. Ice fishing in particular is a popular pursuit throughout the state. North Dakota’s hunting and fishing culture is deeply rooted in the state’s history, with a unique blend of Native American, Scandinavian, and German influences shaping its outdoor recreation culture. North Dakota is home to a wealth of cultural and historical attractions, including the Lewis and Clark Trail, the International Peace Garden, and the North Dakota Heritage Center. The state’s rich agricultural heritage is also celebrated through annual festivals and events, such as the North Dakota State Fair and the North Dakota Winter Show.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in North Dakota, please contact:


North Dakota State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator John Hoeven
Senator Kevin Cramer
Representative Kelly Armstrong

North Dakota Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Governor Doug Burgum

North Dakota Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Representative Corey Mock
Representative Todd Porter

News Alerts

May 22 2023 North Dakota Governor Signs Fishing Contest Bill

Why It Matters: Fishing tournaments benefit communities in multiple ways. Large-scale professional tournaments can...

May 08 2023 Legislative Session Recap of the Peace Garden State

Why It Matters: North Dakota’s 2023 legislative session proved to be a busy one...

Mar 27 2023 North Dakota Looks to Work with Private Landowners for Habitat Development

Why It Matters: A working partnership between state fish and wildlife agencies and private...

Mar 13 2023 North Dakota Introduces Legislation Offering Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses; but at What Cost?

Why It Matters: While often well-intended, bills that seek to offer no cost or...

Feb 13 2023 Key Legislative Updates from the Upper Midwest

Why It Matters: Bills piling up on legislative calendars across the country means that...

Jan 23 2023 CSF Opposes Bill That Would Prohibit North Dakota Game & Fish from Promulgating Rules

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife management agencies are the entities best equipped...

Latest policy updates

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

Introduction Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal, degenerative neurological disease...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Though hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife (including by trapping) have long been...

Several states have passed legislation that allows non-resident, full-time college students to...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Similar to hunting, a lack of access is cited as one of...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 North Dakota: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

North Dakota: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - North Dakota

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - North Dakota

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — North Dakota

North Dakota sportsmen and women outnumber the combined number of residents living in Fargo...

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