From the Prairie Pothole region located in the central and southeast, which serves as the breeding ground for a large portion of the nation’s duck population, to the “Pheasant Capital of the Nation” located in Mott in the southwest, North Dakota is arguably the top spot in the United States for hunting duck and pheasant. Permits for all big game species including white-tailed and mule deer, turkey, sheep, moose, elk, and pronghorn are granted via lottery.
North Dakota is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and reservoirs that offer countless opportunities for anglers. The state is best known for its walleye fishing, and there is no better place to catch these fish than in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota’s largest natural body of water located in the northeast. Other common species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, and black crappie.