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North Dakota



Fishing Licenses & Fees

Resident Licenses


  1. The following prerequisites are required in addition to a hunting and/or fishing license:
    • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate: Required to hunt or fish in North Dakota. Need only purchase one per year per licensee.
    • General Game and Habitat License: Required for all hunting licenses except furbearer. Need only purchase one per year per licensee.
  2. Lotteries: Deer gun, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, tundra swan and wild turkey licenses are issued by lottery.
  3. HIP Registration: All hunters regardless of age must obtain a new Harvest Information Program registration number each year for each state in which they hunt ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, cranes, snipe, doves and woodcock. Registration is free.
  4. Federal Waterfowl Stamp (Duck Stamp): Required of all hunters ages 16 and older to hunt ducks, geese, swans, mergansers and coot. Exception: Not required to hunt during spring light goose conservation season. Stamps cost $25 + $2 shipping and handling.


Combination Licenses

LicenseLicense Fee*Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate
Combination License (ages 16 and older) - includes fishing, general game and habitat, small game and furbearer licenses.$52$1
Veteran Combined Hunting (requires 100% service-related disability) includes general game and habitat, small game, and fur-bearer licenses$3$1
*Need only purchase one per year per licensee.


LicenseLicense Fee*Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate
Fishing License (ages 16 and older)$18$1
Fishing License (ages 15 and younger not required, except for paddlefish tags, which are required for all paddlefish snaggers.)n/an/a
Married Couple Fishing License$24$1
Senior Citizen Fishing License (65 or older)$5$1
Active Military - North Dakota residents who are on leave from active duty with the United States military can fish without a license.n/an/a
Totally or Permanently Disabled Fishing License (proof of disability required)$5$1
Veteran with a 50 percent service-related disability$5$1
Paddlefish (A regular fishing license is also required for paddlefish snagging)$10$1
*Need only purchase one certificate and one General Game and Habitat license per year per licensee. A combination license may be purchased instead of a general game and habitat license.