Deer Licenses Still Available

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Applications for remaining deer gun licenses must be postmarked and in the mail by Sept. 18, reminds Carrie Whitney, licensing supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

More than 33,000 licenses for antlerless deer are still available in 35 units. These licenses are available to hunters who do not already have a license, or as second and third licenses.

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, The online application feature will be deactivated Sept. 18 at midnight central standard time.

Applications are also available from North Dakota Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors.

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.