If you’re a North Dakota nonresident looking to hunt wild turkeys in North Dakota this spring, here’s your chance to take advantage of one-of-its-kind opportunity.
North Dakota, the only state with a spring turkey season that isn’t open to nonresidents, has donated one of the nonresident permits to the National Wild Turkey Federation. In a news release, the NWTF said it now is now is auctioning off the tag, and the winning nonresident bidder will have the opportunity to bag a turkey on either public or private land.
Here’s a closer look at the program:
- The tag is good for one North Dakota spring turkey and is good for the entire season — April 14-May 20.
- The permit is good for open turkey hunting unit in the state.
- The tag is the only one of its kind available to nonresidents on public or private land.
- Additional state general game license(s) are required at a cost of about $15 to $20.
n This is a non-guided hunt, but assistance in planning, including general hunting areas and lodging options, will be available from North Dakota NWTF state chapter board members.
- The winning bidder is responsible for travel, food, lodging and all other costs.
To place a bid on the nonresident tag, email Marc Kurz of Grand Forks, a member of the Grand Gobblers Chapter of the NWTF, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The auction will end at 8 p.m. CST on March 25, and bidders can review bids here:
In related news, the Grand Gobblers NWTF chapter is holding its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. March 30 in the Grand Forks Ramada Inn. Kurz also is the go-to guy for info on that event.