Published March 4, 2024

Food Plot Seed Offered by Game and Fish

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Hunters, Anglers Asked to Participate in Survey
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is collaborating with North Dakota State University on a statewide survey aimed at understanding the economic impact of hunting and fishing activities in the state. The survey will be distributed via email to a random sample of hunters and anglers beginning March 11.
Participants will be asked to provide details on their expenditures related to equipment purchases, vehicles, travel, accommodations, and other associated costs incurred during hunting and fishing trips. By conducting this survey, the Game and Fish Department intends to develop a comprehensive understanding of the financial contributions made by hunters and anglers to North Dakota's economy.
If selected for the survey, hunters and anglers are encouraged to participate so their contributions are accurately reflected in important economic data used to inform hunting and fishing policies in the state.

Game and Fish Offers Wildlife Food Plot Seed
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is offering free seed for the 2024 growing season to landowners interested in planting wildlife food plots for pheasants.
Rather than a traditional corn or sunflower food plot, this seed mix increases plant diversity, including flowering plants from spring through fall, which will attract insects, the major diet component of pheasant chicks. Additionally, the mix will provide needed cover during spring and summer, as well as a winter food source. Other wildlife species will also benefit from this mix.
Most Game and Fish food plots are part of the department’s Private Land Open To Sportsmen program, but this food plot campaign does not require a PLOTS contract, but the department is asking participating landowners to allow reasonable public access, which could simply mean providing access to hunters from time to time, putting up “Ask Before You Enter” signs around the area, or not posting the surrounding land. Additionally, landowners participating in this promotion cannot charge a fee for hunting.
Game and Fish will provide enough seed for a maximum 5-acre planting at no cost.
Landowners interested in receiving the food plot seed must sign up online by April 5. Seed will be available in April at Game and Fish offices in Bismarck, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Harvey, Dickinson, Williston and Riverdale.
Game and Fish private land biologists can provide technical assistance on food plot location and site preparation.
Landowners interested in additional financial incentives may be considered for the PLOTS program as well. More information is available by contacting a private land biologist at any Game and Fish office in the state, or email ndgf@nd.gov.

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