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Hunting in North Dakota: 4 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit For Your Kids

By    |   Wednesday, 03 Jun 2015 11:36 AM

Hunting with your children is, for many, a bonding experience between generations and a way to get them outdoors instead of inside at the game console. Here are four things on which to check before taking your kids hunting in North Dakota:

1. Special Dates
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department maintains special hunting dates for hunters who will be age 15 and younger on the day the season opens. These special seasons are for deer (residents only), waterfowl, pheasant, and turkey (spring only).

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In some cases these are open only to first-time hunters. Check the youth hunting page at the state's Game and Fish Department website for updates as they're posted.

2. Apprentice Hunting License
A prospective hunter age 16 or older who has not completed a hunting safety course can apply for an apprentice hunting license, which is good for one hunting season in a lifetime.

The apprentice hunter is still required to obtain all other necessary permits and is required to stay within sight and earshot of a licensed adult hunter, according to the state Game and Fish Department website.

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3. Nonresident Youth Hunters
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department states that a hunter younger than age 16 from outside the state needs only the basic fishing, hunting, and furbearer certificate, and the general game and habitat license for small game and waterfowl, if the young hunter is from somewhere that has a reciprocal license agreement with North Dakota.

Check the eligibility page at state Game and Fish Department website to see what those states are. This requirement doesn't apply to hunting swans and turkeys.

4. Safety Course Exception

Children age 12 and younger need not complete a certified hunter-safety course, The state Game and Fish Department says, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while hunting on state-managed lands. The young hunters must also have all the appropriate licenses for whatever they're hunting.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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