Hunting/fishing-related proposed rule changes up for public discussion in North Dakota

An amendment to adopt a new section to prohibit the use of drones on state wildlife management areas will be on the agenda for public discussion.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will hold a public hearing to address proposed rule changes to North Dakota Administrative Code Title 30. The hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at the agency’s main office in Bismarck.

Among the proposed rule changes:

Chapter 30-03-03 – Construction and Use of Fishhouses For Winter Fishing. An amendment to add the use of allowing a registration number issued by the department for identification on the fishhouse.

Chapter 30-04-02, Section 30-04-02-05 – Firearms. An amendment to add rules for shooting ranges on wildlife management areas.

Chapter 30-04-02, Section 30-04-02-14.1 – Tree Stands, Ground Blinds, Game Cameras and Traps. An amendment to include the use of game cameras and the identification of game cameras and traps.

Chapter 30-04-02, Section 30-04-02-22 – Drone Prohibited. An amendment to adopt a new section to prohibit the use of drones on state wildlife management areas.

Chapter 30-02-05 – License Raffles and Auctions. An amendment to replace this chapter’s title and context with language that combines rules for all raffles and auctions and repeals other related chapters.

The proposed rule language may be reviewed at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, 100 N. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58501-5095, or on the department’s website at A copy of the proposed rules may be requested in writing, or by calling 701-328-6305, or emailing Written or oral comments on the proposed rules must be received by June 25, 2017 for consideration.

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