North Dakota Game and Fish News

Grants Support High School Trap League
Local clubs or communities interested in receiving a grant to support their high school trap shooting team must have the application in before April 1. Existing teams that have received a grant in the past are not eligible.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department education section leader Marty Egeland said the grants are designed to support the North Dakota high school trap league.
“Game and Fish offers a grant option of up to $1,000 to teams that have never received a grant,” Egeland said. “Funds can be used to purchase gear needed for the team, such as eye and hearing protection, vests, shell bags and magnetic barrel rests.”
Interested applicants can print out the high school trap league grant application online at the Game and Fish website,
For more information, contact Egeland at 328-6612, or email
Darkhouse Spearers Must Register
All individuals, regardless of age, who participate in darkhouse spearfishing are reminded to register with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department prior to participating.
Free registration is available at the Game and Fish website,, or through any Game and Fish Department office.
North Dakota’s darkhouse spearfishing season closes March 15. Legal fish are northern pike and nongame species.
Spearers must have a valid fishing license, except for those under the age of 16.
All waters open to hook-and-line fishing are open to darkhouse spearing except:
East Park Lake, West Park Lake, Lake Audubon– McLean County
Heckers Lake – Sheridan County
Larimore Dam – Grand Forks County
McClusky Canal
New Johns Lake – Burleigh County
Red Willow Lake – Griggs County
Wood Lake – Benson County
Anglers should refer to the 2018-20 North Dakota Fishing Guide for more information.

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