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Get A Fishing License In North Dakota

North Dakota

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North Dakota
License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
3-Day N/A $25.00
10-Day N/A $35.00
Annual $16.00 $45.00
Married Couple $22.00 $60.00
Paddlefish $10.00 $25.50

North Dakota features a wide variety of lakes and rivers, favorable pricing for residents and married anglers, and plenty of beautiful vistas to admire while you fish.

North Dakota does not require anglers under the age of 16 to carry a license unless they are paddlefish snagging. In that case, young anglers must have the paddlefish stamp but do not need a regular fishing license as well.

North Dakota has a regular fishing season. The seasons reset on March 31st of each year, and anglers must have a current license. (Season lasts from April 1st to March 31st).

There are four free fishing days in North Dakota every year. Fishing without a license is allowed, but all other fishing regulations remain in place. Additionally, paddlefish still require a license even on free fishing days.

Tournament permits are an additional cost on top of licensing requirements. The cost varies depending on the tournament, and some may allow free entry.

Residency in North Dakota requires that individuals live in North Dakota for at least 6 months prior to the purchase of the license and that they don't claim residency in any other state.

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