- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is reminding people who want to take part in darkhouse spearfishing that they must first register with the agency.

The season for northern pike and nongame species opened in December and runs through March 15.

Darkhouse spearing is open to all residents with a valid fishing license and to residents under age 16. Out-of-state anglers may darkhouse spearfish in North Dakota if they’re from a state that offers the same privilege to North Dakota residents.

Registration can be done online at www.gf.nd.gov , or through any Game and Fish office.

Last year, a record 3,339 people registered to darkhouse spearfish in North Dakota.

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