From North Dakota Game and Fish Department
-- More than 8,000 antlerless deer gun licenses are still available after the Game and Fish Department completed its third lottery drawing. Remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Sept. 14. There is no limit to the number of licenses a hunter can receive.
Hunters will be able to apply online or print out an application to mail, at the Game and Fish Department website, www.gf.nd.gov.
Paper applications will also be available from Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors. Hand delivered applications will not be processed at the department while the applicant waits. Residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply.
Remaining antlerless licenses in units 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F can be used during the special herd reduction season Sept. 23 - Oct. 7.
Additional concurrent season doe licenses can be used during the archery season with a bow, the deer gun season with a bow, rifle, or muzzleloader, or during the muzzleloader season with a muzzleloader. These licenses must be used for antlerless deer only, and hunters must stay in the unit to which the license is assigned.
In addition, hunters ages 14 and 15 who have special youth season licenses may purchase additional concurrent season doe licenses to use during the youth season.
The archery season opens Sept. 2, youth deer Sept. 16, regular deer gun Nov. 4 and muzzleloader Nov. 25.
PLOTS SURVEY REQUEST
The department is asking hunters to complete a short survey immediately after hunting on selected tracts of land enrolled in the departmentís Private Land Open To Sportsmen program.
Kevin Kading, private land section leader, said the survey involves about 50 PLOTS tracts statewide. "We will have these survey points on various types of PLOTS tracts so we can hopefully gain a better understanding of what our hunters are looking for in the PLOTS program," he said.
Because PLOTS tracts can involve many different types of lands, Kading said they all offer their own unique hunting opportunities for wildlife species such as pheasants, waterfowl and deer. "We have to find that right balance of what hunters are looking for and use our hunter dollars in the most responsible way we can," Kading said.
The postcard-sized survey will be placed on a PLOTS sign at the entrance of the tract. Hunters are asked to complete the survey and place them in the drop box.