More than 33,000 North Dakota deer gun licenses are still available after the State Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing. These licenses are available to hunters who do not already have a license, or as second and third licenses.
Thirty-five units have licenses remaining, all for antlerless deer.
Hunters with second and third doe licenses can use them during the archery season with a bow; the deer gun season with a bow, rifle, or muzzle-loader; or during the muzzle-loader season with a muzzle-loader. These licenses must be used for antlerless deer only, and hunters must stay in the unit to which the license is assigned.
Interested hunters can print out an application, or submit a lottery application online at the game and fish internet website, discovernd.com/gnf. Applications are also available from North Dakota Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors.
Deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 18. Mailed applications must be postmarked by midnight. Residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. The regular deer gun season starts at noon Nov. 8 and runs through Nov. 24.
The third lottery drawing for persons who have not yet received a 2002 deer gun license will take place prior to the lottery for hunters seeking additional licenses.