North Dakota’s swan lottery has been held and 185 licenses remain. Only hunters who do not have a swan license for the 2019 season can apply, as regulations limit hunters to one license per year.
Beginning Aug. 28, all remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Resident and nonresident hunters must apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. The license fee is $10 for residents and $30 for nonresidents.
The statewide tundra swan hunting season is Sep. 28 – Dec. 29, 2019.
Hunters should note that Game and Fish will not mail swan licenses to successful applicants until after they purchase a valid 2019-20 hunting license. All swan hunters, regardless of age, are required to have a general game and habitat license. In addition, residents age 16 and older need a small game license and nonresidents must have a waterfowl license.