Hunting & Fishing


Bowman County is home to many herds of antelope, mule deer and white tail deer, as well as the majestic pheasant. During the hunting season, Bowman County is home to many out-of-state hunters as well as North Dakotans. With many different types of game to choose from, Bowman County is a sportsman’s paradise year round.

Cedar Ridge Elk

Enjoy a guided elk hunt in a private herd in southwest North Dakota.


Willard Swanke


Rhame, ND

Dakota Winds Hunting



Jeff Czywczynski


Scranton, ND

Dueling Dakota Outfitters

This family owned ranch extends from northwest South Dakota into southwest of North Dakota. With over 15,000 acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land, farmland, grassland, and wetlands, as well as 1,500 acres of preserve hunting you will have a fantastic experience. They offer upland bird hunting including wild pheasants, partridge, grouse as well as prairie dog.


Ckler Floyd


Bowman, ND

North Cedar Creek Farm

This is a year-round hunting option for the avid hunter. Specializing in fall hunting, game includes pheasant, prairie dogs, grouse, deer, antelope, and more. Guided hunts are optional and additional land to hunt is available upon request.


Melvin Pierce


Scranton, ND

Hunting License Information:

All licensing (resident and non-resident) is available online.


Bowman County Courthouse

104 1st St NW

Bowman, ND



Frontier Travel Center

705 Hwy 12 W

Bowman, ND



Newby’s Ace Hardware

316 Hwy 12 E

Bowman, ND



Plot Maps Available at Bowman County Courthouse (701) 523-3130.

Water Recreation

With numerous lakes and dams in Bowman and Slope Counties it truly is a fishermen’s paradise year round.

Bowman Haley Dam

The 1,740-acres v-shaped Bowman Haley Dam offers year-round recreational opportunities. Three recreation areas were developed which attract campers, boaters, fishermen, hunters, and others for whom the outdoors holds a fascination. Recreation facilities are available at the lake range from scenic picnic sites to overnight camping.


Bowman Haley Dam Marina, located on the north shore of Bowman Haley Reservoir, offers a smoke-free, family environment with a restaurant, bar, convenience store, and shower. For information call 701.275.6316.

Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake 13 miles north, 2 miles west of Reeder (pike, perch).

Davis Dam

Davis Dam is located in Slope County just 16 miles west and 4 miles north of Amidon near Walser Crossing with a maximum depth of 25 feet and an average depth of 10 feet. Here you will find a large variety of fish including rainbow trout (stocked annually), largemouth bass, and bluegill. No boat ramp available.

Gascoyne Lake

Gascoyne Lake 11 miles south, 8 miles east, 2 miles south of Bowman (walleye, perch, smallmouth bass – fishing pier).

Kalina Dam

Kalina Dam, just 4.6 miles from Bowman features 1.5 miles of shoreline, gorgeous grasslands, and plenty of fish. The dam has been stocked with several types of fish throughout the years and you can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Northern Pike, and Yellow Perch. Grab a chair, hammock, or blanket and take in a beautiful North Dakota sunset from the shoreline. You’ll see plenty of wildlife while enjoying your time here!

Kalina Dam Map

Lutz Dam

Lutz Dam 2.5 miles south, 2 miles west of Griffin (trout, bluegill, largemouth bass – no ramp).

Spring Lake

Spring Lake is a reservoir in Bowman County just 1 mile south and 4 miles west of Rhame. This 41 acre lake is approximately 16 feet deep at its deepest point and is known for Northern Pike and Yellow Perch. Enjoy over 3 miles of shoreline with boat ramp access.

Spring Lake Map



(701) 523-5880
13 1/2 E Divide
PO Box 1143
Bowman, ND 58623


Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm MT
(Closed on legal holidays)