North Dakota Muzzleloader Season Starts Nov. 28th

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North Dakota's muzzleloader deer season opens at noon Friday, Nov. 28 and continues through Dec. 14. Hunters with a lottery muzzleloader license can hunt white-tailed deer statewide.

Unfilled second, third or other concurrent season any-antlerless, antlerless whitetail, or antlerless mule deer licenses are still valid during the muzzleloader season, but only in the unit to which the license is assigned. Hunters with these licenses must use a muzzleloader and hunt only the species printed on the license.

In addition, unfilled gratis licenses can be used during the muzzleloader season to take either whitetail or mule deer with a muzzleloader.

While the North Dakota Game and Fish Department has issued 95 percent of the licenses for the 2008 deer season, doe licenses are still available in units 1, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F1, 2H, 2J2, 2K2, 2L, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F for hunters who would like to participate in the muzzleloader season. These licenses must be used with a muzzleloader in the assigned unit.

Hunters can apply online for remaining antlerless licenses from the Game and Fish Department website, Residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. Licenses may be purchased throughout the season as long as they are available.