It's that time of year for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to
give these admonitions to you and me.
First, report all poachers. Fishermen, hunters, and landowners who spot
a fish or wildlife violation should report it to the Report All Poachers line (RAP line),
toll-free, 800-472-2121. You could get 100 to one-thousand-dollars reward, depending
on the seriousness of the violation. Report the vehicle, license number, and violator
if you can get it.
North Dakota's deer-gun hunting season is November ninth through the sundown
November 25th. So, if you've received your license already, verify it to make sure it's
accurate, to include the hunting unit and species you want. If not, call ND Game and
Fish to get a duplicate, or download it Game and Fish's website.
It's also time for motorists to be aware of deer moving across roads. October
through December if the peak time for deer-vehicle accidents.. Most of those collisions
occur at dawn and dusk when deer move. If you see one deer crossing the road, chances
are others will follow. Be very careful on roads with deer crossing signs. They're there for a
reason. If you hit a deer, call law enforcement.
Here are some more tips. Always wear your seatbelt. Stay on the road. Don't swerve
or hit the ditch. Chances are you'll have less injury if you hit the deer. If you see a deer on the
road, slow down, honk your horn.