From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department
-- North Dakota’s deer and pronghorn archery seasons open Friday, Sept. 4 at noon, and hunters should refer to the 2009 deer and pronghorn hunting guides for season information and regulations.
The pronghorn archery season runs through Oct. 4, while the archery deer season is open through Jan. 3, 2010.
Bowhunters are reminded to follow all regulations of the managing agency when using tree stands on public hunting areas. A new regulation requires tree stands that are left unattended on state Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas to have an identification tag displaying the owner’s name, address and telephone number.
In addition, bowhunters should not erect or use tree stands on private property without landowner permission, should not use the tree stand of another hunter without that hunter’s permission, and should not remove or tamper with a tree stand without the owner’s or landowner’s permission.
Tree stands are private property, and theft constitutes a criminal violation that should be reported to the local sheriff's department.
Bowhunters are reminded that additional concurrent season deer gun licenses can be used with a bow during the archery season in the designated hunting unit.