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North Dakota Game and Fish offers reminder on late-season hunting dates

Duck hunting in the High Plains Unit reopens Saturday, Dec. 10, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 1.

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North Dakota duck hunting units.
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BISMARCK – North Dakota’s statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons close Sunday, Dec. 4, the Game and Fish Department said in a reminder. However, duck hunting in the High Plains Unit reopens Saturday, Dec. 10, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 1.

In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 17 in the Eastern Zone, Dec. 22 in the Western Zone and Dec. 30 in the Missouri River Zone. Light goose hunting closes statewide on Friday, Dec. 30.

Scott Peterson, deputy director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said there's “a pretty high likelihood” a bill will be introduced to strip the department of its authority to ban the practice of baiting for deer.

Archery deer, fall turkey, sharp-tailed and ruffed grouse, partridge and pheasant hunting seasons continue through Sunday, Jan. 1.

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