Doug Leier: North Dakota assets owners publish just about 4 million acres of land electronically

Landowners fascinated in submitting electronically for the 2021-22 hunting year experienced to do so by July 15. If a landowner wants to go out and place up posted indicators now or in the foreseeable future on land they didn’t electronically write-up, they even now can.

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Brian Hosek, North Dakota Activity and Fish Office administrative functions manager, stated virtually 4 million acres ended up enrolled electronically by the deadline.

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There are tools available on the Sport and Fish internet site,, that hunters can use to figure out land that has been electronically posted. These incorporate a number of map apps and digital PDF paperwork that can be saved to a unit or printed for use in the industry.

The map applications can be accessed by a laptop or computer or smartphone. The purposes provide options to discover a level of call, operate offline or with no mobile support, and the potential to create your have maps. Tailor made maps deliver the potential to turn on other map characteristics, such as deer searching units and aerial imagery, or zoom into areas to see much more thorough info.

A benefit of electronic publishing for hunters is that they can decide a legitimate position of call when requesting access, Hosek claimed. The title of the landowner, or authorized individual who posted the land, is integrated on the map programs.

Though regulation needs the title of the individual who posted the land to be available to the public, hunters may well also discover more contact data such as an email handle, phone selection and/or alternate point of contact. Hunters need to be aware that level of get in touch with information is not out there on printed maps, but only on on-line purposes.

There are two map apps available to obtain the person who posted land electronically. The PLOTS Guidebook viewer and ArcGIS Explorer application will present electronically posted lands in darkish orange crosshatch. Clicking on the parcel will display screen the person who posted the land and may consist of additional get in touch with facts.

To establish putting up in locations without having cellular obtain, hunters should really observe there is an software accessible to upload the statewide PLOTS Information map. This mobile application does not call for mobile service and can perform offline.

After uploaded, this application features the skill to view your site, lands posted electronically, moreover general public lands and PLOTS tracts. One more possibility is to use the electronic PDF paperwork or printable maps.

To be much more informed on the most up-to-date map updates for public lands, PLOTS and electronically posted lands, click on the “Subscribe to News and Alerts” backlink on the department’s web site and sign up for mapping updates. Right here you will be presented messaging by means of electronic mail or textual content message as map updates come to be offered.

To accessibility PLOTS interactive guide by means of desktop laptop or computer:

  1. Go to

  2. On the homepage, simply click on the Maps link.

  3. Simply click on PLOTS Guide Viewer less than Map Means.

  4. Scroll, click and drag to zoom/pan close to the map.

  5. Identify an electronically posted spot, denoted by orange cross hatching.

  6. Simply click on the map aspect for much more information and facts or use pinpointing instrument.

  7. Repeat actions 6 and 7 for other electronically posted regions.

To accessibility PLOTS interactive guideline through mobile telephone (with cellular services):

  1. Go to

  2. On the homepage, tap the compass icon.

  3. Locate and faucet Map Assistance Apps.

  4. Scroll to bottom, faucet PLOTS Information Viewer.

  5. Pinch to zoom and faucet to drag all around the map.

  6. Identify an electronically posted space, denoted by orange cross hatching.

  7. Tap on the map attribute or use identifying resource.

  8. Repeat actions 6 and 7 for other electronically posted parts.

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Leier is an outreach biologist for the North Dakota Recreation and Fish Office. Arrive at him at [email protected].

Doug Leier

Doug Leier