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ND: Issued citations down in 2016

February 2, 2017


Fishing- and boating-related violations are typically at or near the top of the list when the North Dakota Game and Fish Department publishes its annual summary of citations issued by state game wardens.

In 2016, the No. 1 citation, at 317 total, was “failure to carry license on person.” Most of those, according to Game and Fish Chief Warden Robert Timian, were people who were fishing and didn’t have their license with them. Another 226 people were cited for “hunting, fishing and trapping without a license,” with most of those also related to fishing.

Then there was “exceeding limit of fish,” at 119, and “aquatic nuisance species violations” at 115.

The two most prevalent citations related to hunting were “using gun able to hold more than three shells (mostly for upland game hunting),” at 60, and 50 citations for “loaded firearm in motor vehicle.”

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