No one knows exactly how many students take advantage of the license break nationwide, but nearly 2,000 did in North Dakota in 2016. Wisconsin resident John Palarski, a junior at the University of North Dakota, was one of them. He probably would have purchased the necessary nonresident licenses, he admits, but his hunting would have been restricted. Nonresident waterfowl hunters can hunt for only two weeks, and they can’t apply for swan tags, for example. Palarski, a wildlife biology student, drew a swan permit three years in a row, and he hunted at every opportunity.