(Greg Freeman) - North Dakota anglers, spring light goose hunters and
trappers are reminded that new licenses for the 2017-18 season are
required starting April 1.
and hunters can
purchase new licenses beginning
March 15 at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website,
gf.nd.gov, and at more than 140 vendor locations throughout the
buyers who use the Game and Fish website will notice a new look to
the online system, which allows customers to purchase, apply for or
and anglers who have purchased licenses in the past should find their
information in the new system. However, if prior information isn’t
found, or if the information seems incorrect – such as boat
registrations or bonus points – customers should contact the
Department at 701-328-6335.
and Fish IT supervisor Brian Hosek said the new system, which has
been in place since December, has met expectations and is working
well. “The majority of users, such as people renewing their boat
registrations, and spring turkey applicants, have experienced a
smooth transition, but with a major overhaul like this we expect some
issues to arise that need to be worked out,” Hosek said. “We ask
anyone who experiences a technical issue to contact the Department so
we can help them work through it.”
and tutorial links
are available, which highlight new changes to the online services
system. Some benefits of the new system include:
· Customers are able to view licenses, lottery applications and
results, bonus points, boat registration, magazine and calendar
orders, and more, all in one place.
· Address information is stored (and may be updated), so license buyers
no longer need to reenter personal information each time a license is
purchased or an application is filled out.
· Replacement hunter education cards can be printed directly from your
· Email and text notification preferences can be managed from your
· Purchase and renew magazine subscriptions and purchase calendars
· Mobile friendly – making it easier to conduct business on a
other item that some license buyers will notice is that the vendor
service fee has changed. In the past, vendors could charge a 50-cent
service fee on a license purchase, but the 2017 North Dakota
Legislature changed that to allow vendors the option to add a 3
percent service fee to the total transaction.
service fee does not apply to license purchases or applications made
through the Game and Fish Department’s website.
2017-18 small game, fishing and furbearer licenses are effective
April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.