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Hunters should use caution on roadways

North Dakota hunters are reminded to be cautious on roadways, as farmers and ranchers are currently busy with fall farm duties.

With most hunting seasons open and producers harvesting crops, moving cattle and hauling bales, road traffic is busy at times, even on rural gravel roads. With that in mind, hunters are asked to move to the side of the road to allow wide farm vehicles to pass, park their vehicles in a place that will not block a roadway, field approach or gate, pick up trash and empty shells, and not clean game in the road ditch or approach.

In addition, hunters should avoid driving off-trail through tall vegetation due to dry ground conditions.

NDG&F reminds hunters to verify deer license

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department urges deer hunters to find their license and check it for accuracy. Every year the Game and Fish Department’s licensing section receives last-minute inquiries from hunters who can’t find their license. When that happens, it’s difficult to try to get a replacement license in time for the season opener.

Another reason to check the license now is to make sure the unit and species is what was intended. Deer hunters in need of a replacement license can print out a duplicate license application from the Game and Fish website, (gf.nd.gov), or can call 328-6300 to have an application mailed or faxed.

The form must be completely filled out and notarized, and sent back in to the department with a fee.

Nonresidents off PLOTS, State WMAs Oct. 12-18

State law does not allow nonresidents to hunt on North Dakota Game and Fish Department owned or managed lands during the first week of the pheasant season.

Private Land Open to Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas are open to hunting by resident hunters only from Oct. 12-18. Nonresidents, however, can still hunt those days on other state-owned and federal lands, or private land.