Verify Deer Licenses, Gratis Applicants Apply Early in North Dakota

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department urges deer hunters to find their license and check it for accuracy.

In addition, landowners interested in applying for a gratis license are encouraged to submit the application early. It is not possible to process the application the same day; applications are processed in the order received and the license will be mailed out the next day.

Every year the Game and Fish Department’s licensing section receives last-minute inquiries from hunters who can’t find their license. When that happens, it’s difficult to try to get a replacement license in time for the season opener.

Another reason to check the license now is to make sure the unit and species is what you thought it should be.

Deer hunters in need of a replacement license can print out a duplicate (replacement) license application from the Game and Fish website,, or can call (701) 328-6300 to have an application mailed or faxed.

The form must be completely filled out and notarized, and sent back in to the department with a fee.

Antlerless deer licenses are still available in units 2D, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F. Hunters should access the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website to apply online or for an updated list of licenses available. There is no limit to the number of deer licenses a hunter can receive.


numbnutz's picture

This made me chuckle a little

This made me chuckle a little bit when I read it. Out in my state we have to verify the information at the time of purchase and the sign it before the agent will hand it over. If it's signed and there is something wrong then we can only get a replacement at the ODFW head quaters and have to pay a fee equaled to the cost of the original tag. It's always a good idea to check your information prior to taking it home with you. I know there are many ways in mnay state to buy your licences. Via the internet, at the DOW office, mail, or an agent. with all the ways It's easy to double check the information on your licences.