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2014 North Dakota swan season is set

by Doug Leier

The online application for North Dakotas 2014 tundra swan license lottery is available on the state Game and Fish Departments website, gf.nd.gov . The deadline for applying is Aug. 13.

Paper applications will be available from Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors. Hunters can also apply by calling 800-406-6409 . A service fee is added for license applications made by phone.

North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply.

Applicants may notice an increase in license fees, which were established and set by the 2013 state legislature. The resident swan license increased to $10, while nonresident swan increased to $30.

The statewide tundra swan hunting season is Oct. 4 Jan. 4, 2015. A total of 2,200 licenses are available. Successful applicants will receive a tag to take one swan during the season. Since swans are classified as waterfowl, nonresidents may hunt them only during the period their nonresident waterfowl license is valid.