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20.1-03-04: When licenses to hunt, fish, or trap not required of residents

Subject to the provisions of this title:
 
1. Any resident, or any member of the resident's family residing customarily with the resident, may hunt small game, fish, or trap during the open season without a license upon land owned or leased by the resident.
 
2. Residents or nonresidents under the age of sixteen years may fish without a fishing license.
 
3. Residents may fish at a private fish hatchery without a resident fishing license.
 
4. Developmental center at westwood park, Grafton patients, North Dakota youth correctional center students, school for the deaf students, North Dakota vision services - school for the blind students, state hospital patients, clients of regional  human service centers unit patients under direct therapeutic care, and residents of facilities licensed by the state department of health and the department of human services may fish without a resident fishing license. Patients of these institutions must be identified. The department shall issue authority to each institution.
 
5. Residents may fish without a resident fishing license on free fishing days. The date of these free fishing days may be set by proclamation by the governor.
 
6. Residents under age sixteen may take fur-bearers without a fur-bearer license.
 
7. Residents under age sixteen may take small game or waterfowl without a small game license.
 
8. Residents who are enrolled as students or serving as certified instructors during official aquatics education program events of the game and fish department may be granted free fishing privileges by discretion of the director.
 
9. Upon presentation of valid leave papers and a valid North Dakota operator's license, a resident who is on leave and is on active duty as a member of the United States armed forces or the United States merchant marine may hunt small game, fish, or trap during the open season without a license.