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During deer, elk and moose seasons

With the opening of deer, elk and moose seasons, officials with the North Dakota Department of Fish and Game are reminding hunters that there are options to have their animals screened for chronic debilitating diseases.

Hunters can drop heads in any of the following places:

  • belffield– North Dakota Department of Transportation Store; 898 8th St. NE
  • bismarck– North Dakota Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Health Laboratory; 3001 E. Main Avenue
  • devils lake– North Dakota Department of Fish and Game District Office; 7928 45th St. NE
  • Dickinson– North Dakota Department of Fish and Game District Office; 225 30th Ave SW
  • Fargo– North Dakota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; 4035 19th Ave N
  • strong yachts– Prairie Knights Quik Mart; 7932 ND-24
  • lonely tree – the North Dakota Department of Fish and Game district office; 1851 23rd Ave. NE
  • jamestown– North Dakota Department of Fish and Game District Office; 3320 E. Lakeside Road
  • Kenmare– Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge; 42000 520th St. NW
  • assassin– Dunn County Store; 300 Central Ave. S
  • Minot– State Fairgrounds; 2005 E. Burdick Expressway
  • riverdale-the North Dakota Department of Fish and Game district office; 406 Dakota Ave
  • watford city– McKenzie Ranger District Office; 1905 S. Main Street
  • Williston– North Dakota Department of Fish and Game District Office; 5303 Front St. W

Self-sampling kits are also available for hunters who wish to have their animal tested but are unable to leave the head at a collection site. The kits allow hunters to remove lymph nodes and send them to the Department’s Wildlife Health Laboratory for analysis. A sampling kit request form can be found on the Department’s website,

Also of note is white-tailed or mule deer carcass or carcass parts taken from 3A1, 3A2, 3B1, 3C, 3D1, 3E2, 3F2, 4B and 4C deer hunting units in North Dakota; a moose from the M10 and M11 Moose Hunting Units; or a moose from the E2 and E6 moose hunting units; it cannot be transported to a collection site outside the unit. However, deer carcasses may be transported between contiguous CWD restricted carcass units and elk carcasses between M10 and M11 units.

Grouse, Partridge Seasons Open September 10

Grouse and partridge hunting seasons in North Dakota will begin on September 10.

The shooting schedule is from half an hour before sunrise to sunset. Sharptails, Rufous Rufous, and Partridge each have a daily limit of three and a possession limit of 12.

All hunters, regardless of age, must have a general hunting and habitat license. In addition, hunters over the age of 16 need a small game license.

Grouse and partridge hunters should refer to the August-September issue of North Dakota OUTDOORS for an outlook on the fall hunting season, available online at the beginning of the season at the Department of Agriculture’s website. State Fishing and Hunting.

Hunters are urged to stay up to date with the daily Rural Fire Danger Index, issued by the National Weather Service, to alert the public to conditions that may lead to the accidental start or spread of fires. County governments also have the authority to adopt penalties for violations of county restrictions related to burn bans. These restrictions apply regardless of daily fire danger rating and remain in effect until each county commission rescinds the ban. Information on current fire danger rates is available through

For other information and season regulations, hunters should consult the North Dakota Hunting and Trapping Guide 2022-23.