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License Requirements to Hunt Pheasants in North Dakota

A veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, CEO Bruce Gingrich owns the largest single-owner independent drug store chain in the nation, Lifechek Drug. Away from leading his company, Bruce Gingrich makes time to enjoy personal interests, such as hunting pheasants in Canada and North Dakota.

North Dakota’s 2015 pheasant season commences tentatively on October 10 and runs through the beginning of January. Hunters are allowed to begin hunting male pheasants 30 minutes before sunrise and must hold proper licensing to engage in the activity.

All pheasant hunters are required by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to obtain a fishing, hunting, and furbearer certificate. Additionally, the department stipulates residents must acquire a small game license, unless under the age of 16, or a combination license.

Out-of-state hunters must have a valid general game and habitat license as well as a nonresident small game license. Nonresidents should take heed that they are not permitted to hunt pheasant on Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas or conservation Private Land Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS) areas between October 10 and 16.