Hunting small game, waterfowl, furbearers or big game by nonresidents is prohibited by state law on Private Land Open To Sportsmen acreage and state wildlife management areas from Oct. 9-15, the first seven days of the pheasant season. However, a new law allows nonresidents to hunt on PLOTS land they own during that week.
Starting Oct. 16, nonresidents can hunt on PLOTS and WMAs if the appropriate season is open.
In addition, leaving equipment or other provisions on a PLOTS overnight, such as tree stands, blinds, decoys, firearms, archery equipment, or trail cameras is not allowed without written permission from the landowner.
Permission from the landowner is always required for motorized vehicle access on PLOTS, such as for setting decoys in a field, unless specifically designated on the PLOTS sign.
Leier is an outreach biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.