Many newcomers have come to the state in search of economic stability and a quality of life that continues to be among the best in the country. Those who have come to the Great Plains State often seek to take advantage of the many great outdoor opportunities across the vast grasslands, steppe, temperate savannah, badlands and farmland that stretch from Canada to Dakota. South and from Minnesota to Montana – especially for hunting.

While some states require varying degrees of hunting education, many states have more lenient systems in place than North Dakota and some may not be aware of the hunter safety requirement.

The goal of hunter education is to develop safe, responsible and law-abiding hunters. The very first compulsory hunter education program began in New York in 1949 to reduce hunting incidents. Today, almost all states in the United States require some form of teacher training to hunt.

Hunting has strong roots in the Dakotas and goes hand in hand with a culture of conservationism and even with the state economy. To hunt in North Dakota, a school certificate is required and offered by the state’s Game and Fish Department.

Of course, there are always exceptions, which include children under the age of 12 under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or adult authorized by them; people who have obtained an apprentice hunting license or those who hunt exclusively on their owned or operated land.

The hunting education course offered by the Hunting and Fishing service. Bow hunter certification and fur hunter education programs are not requirements or substitutes for hunting education course, but provide hunters with excellent opportunities to further their education and safety. .

There were two hunter education courses available at the end of the year with more scheduled for the spring and summer months as the most popular hunting season looms. The courses are available on the Game and Fish Government Webpage.

After receiving the required education certificate, a license can be purchased for residential or non-residential hunters at nominal cost.

Both would require a fishing, hunting and furbearing certificate, a general game and habitat license, and the specific license for the species they will hunt. There is a difference between the two options when it comes to price, as non-residential licenses cost $ 2 for the certificate and significantly more for the particular game they hunt. For non-resident big game, prices can range from $ 250 to $ 600, while residential licenses range from $ 5 to $ 30.

To be eligible for a residential license, an applicant must be a citizen of North Dakota within the past six months prior to applying.

If for some reason a hunter education card is misplaced or lost, a new one can be reprinted through the ministry’s online services.

The Game and Fish web page offers a alert notification system for when new classes are open for registration and can be used with an email or phone number.