BISMARCK, N.D. — April 1 was the renewal date for annual fishing licenses in North Dakota. It’s also the date that new regulations went into effect, according to the North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department.
That’s good news for bow fishers.
Among the bigger regulation changes this year are that the bow season for nongame fish is now open year-round. Another is that the transportation of live white suckers is now illegal, other than within Richland, Cass, Traill, Grand Forks, Walsh and Pembina counties.
Also, the beginning of the darkhouse spearfishing season changes from December 1 to whenever ice-up occurs, and the statewide daily and possession limit for bluegill is reduced by half.