Tuesday, June 9, 2009

North Dakota Wildlife Management Areas

North Dakota has banned geocaches in their Wildlife Management Areas. The following public announcement was provided by an area cacher:

Public Use Regulations for State Wildlife Management Areas

The following rules are authorized by Chapter 20.1-11 of the North Dakota
Century Code and established in Chapter 30-04-02 of the North Dakota
Administrative Code.

1. Public access and use. All state wildlife management areas
are open for public hunting, fishing, and trapping, except as provided under
this chapter, governor's proclamation, other valid rules and regulations or
laws, or as posted at public road entry points.
... sub para 20
20. Geocaching prohibited.
1. No person shall engage in any form of geocaching on any state wildlife
management area.
2. The term "geocaching" refers to an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the
participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other
navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or
"caches"). A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook
and "treasure,".