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ND deer lottery held; antlerless licenses remain

From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department

-- North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, Successful applicants will receive their license in the mail by August.

The first lottery application process – deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner – had 94,000 applicants, the same as last year. More than 60 percent of the applications were submitted online.

Nearly 56,000 antlerless deer gun licenses remain. Unsuccessful resident applicants in the first drawing will be mailed a second lottery application. Resident and nonresident hunters who have not yet applied, or who want additional licenses, must submit a third lottery application. The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 5. The second lottery will take place immediately prior to the third.

The third lottery application is available online at the Game and Fish website. Paper applications for download and from license vendors will be available the week of July 20.

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.

Remaining antlerless licenses in units 2C, 2D, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F can also be used during the respective special herd reduction season – Sept. 25 – Oct. 1 in 2C and 2D; and Oct. 2-9 in 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F. Again, hunters are restricted to the designated unit.

In addition, youth deer license hunters ages 14 and 15 may purchase additional concurrent season doe licenses to use during the youth season.

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