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Wednesday, Aug. 17, is deadline to apply for North Dakota tundra swan license

North Dakota’s tundra swan season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, and continues through Friday, Dec. 30.

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BISMARCK – If you’re hoping to hunt tundra swans this fall in North Dakota, the clock is ticking. The deadline to submit an application for North Dakota’s swan season is Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Applicants must submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.

Breann Zietz of Minot said she was hunting in a ground blind when a curious cow moose walked in from downwind for a closer look.

Game and Fish is offering 2,200 North Dakota licenses for this year’s swan hunting season, which is open to both residents and nonresidents. The resident swan license is $10, while the nonresident fee is $30.

North Dakota’s tundra swan season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, and continues through Friday, Dec. 30.

Brad Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1998.

Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics.

Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.
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