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North Dakota PLOTS Goal Achieved Two Years Ahead of Schedule!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Please Thank Governor Hoven and Director Steinwand for Their Hard Work!

On Tuesday, August 28 Governor John Hoeven (R) and Terry Steinwand, Director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, announced that the goal of opening one million acres of Private Land Open to Sportsmen (PLOTS) had been reached two years ahead of schedule.

The PLOTS program pays landowners to provide walk-in hunting access to the public to hunt pheasant, deer, and many other game species.  It is identified in the field by inverted triangular yellow signs.

The Governor commenting on his website said, “At a time when hunters in many parts of the country are quitting because of loss of access, the number of North Dakota hunters has actually increased over the past few years, North Dakota’s PLOTS program is an example of hunter dollars at work, providing not only more access, but better habitat as well.”

PLOTS also provides an extra source of income for farmers on land that may not be used to raise crops.

Please join NRA-ILA in thanking Governor Hoeven and Director Steinwand for their hard work in making PLOTS a successful program and to continue expanding PLOTS to open more hunting opportunities for more North Dakotans in the future.

Governor Hoeven’s office can be reached by phone at (701) 328-2200 or via email at governor@nd.gov.  Director Steinwand can be contacted by phone at (701) 328-6305 or by email at ndgf@nd.gov.

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