North Dakota Herd Reduction Hunts Open Soon
Two special herd reduction antlerless deer gun seasons will open soon. These seasons are designed to lower deer numbers in specific regions of the state.
A seven-day season for does in northeastern North Dakota in units 2C and 2D opens at noon Sept. 25 and continues through Oct. 1. Only hunters with a unit 2C or 2D antlerless license are eligible to participate. Hunters must stay in the unit for which the license is assigned.
An eight-day antlerless season in southwestern North Dakota in units 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F opens at noon Oct. 2 and continues through Oct. 9. Only hunters with a unit 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 or 4F antlerless license are eligible to participate. As with the special season in the northeast, hunters must stay in the unit for which the license is assigned.
Deer hunters who would like to participate in the herd reduction seasons can purchase remaining doe licenses for these units online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov.
In addition, landowners are still seeking doe hunters in 10 hunting units, including herd reduction season units 3E1, 3F1 and 3F2. Interested hunters can get their name on a list of possible participants by accessing the Game and Fish Department's website. Hunters who do not have Internet access can call the department's main office in Bismarck at (701) 328-6300.