Leftover Deer License Applications Available

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More than 45,000 North Dakota antlerless deer gun licenses are still available after the State Game and Fish Department recently completed its lottery drawing. These licenses are available to hunters who do not already have a license, or as second, third and fourth licenses.

Unsuccessful applicants in the first drawing will be mailed a blue application with a July 30 deadline. Hunters who have not yet applied, or who want to apply for a second, third or fourth license, have to submit an ivory-colored application by August 13.

Hunters with second, third and fourth 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. Applications are also available from North Dakota Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors.

Mailed applications must be postmarked by midnight of the respective deadline. Residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. The leftover deer license fee for nonresident hunters is $50. The regular deer gun season starts at noon Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 23.

The lottery drawing for persons who have not yet received a 2003 deer gun license will take place prior to the lottery for hunters seeking additional licenses.