Applications are available online now, with paper applications scheduled to arrive at vendors by March 10, and the deadline to apply for the hunts is March 22.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department Reports
Remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 15.
Hunters may call the light goose “hotline” to hear recorded information 24 hours a day, and migration reports are also posted on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website.
After record numbers last year, above-average snow fall and below-average temperatures that began in late November continued up until the survey, which created poor wintering conditions for Canada geese and mallards.
The spring season is only open to light geese – snows, blues, and Ross’s. Species identification is important because white-fronted and Canada geese travel with light geese. The season is closed to whitefronts, Canada geese, swans and all other migratory birds.
One of the 22 hunting units has slightly more spring licenses than in 2016, five have fewer and 15 remain the same
State’s National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament March 17-18 at the State Fair Center in Minot
Doe, buck were taken during gun season in southwestern part of the state
But North Dakota Game and Fish Department promotes habitat development that can provide critical winter thermal cover, and food plots should be considered and planted near adequate winter cover