Bismarck, North Dakota City Archery Hunt Cancelled
The Bismarck Police Department will not issue trespass permits for this fall's special herd reduction deer and turkey bow seasons within the city limits, due to water still covering a large portion of the hunting zone and associated recovery efforts from this year's flood.
A special herd reduction season on antlerless deer was scheduled to run in Bismarck from Sept. 2 – Jan. 31, 2012. In addition, up to 25 hunters licensed to bow hunt deer within the city could have received a turkey license to help control a growing population of birds in residential areas.
The city bow hunt is a cooperative effort between the city of Bismarck and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Hunters are required to receive a trespass permit from the Bismarck Police Department before receiving a hunting license from the Game and Fish Department.