North Dakota Pronghorn, Deer Archery Seasons Open Soon

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Pronghorn and deer archery seasons open in North Dakota Sept. 1 at noon.

The pronghorn archery season runs through Oct. 8, while the archery deer season is open through Jan. 7, 2007.

Hunters are reminded of baiting restrictions implemented last year on North Dakota Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas. Baiting is prohibited on these lands, and is defined as the placement and/or use of bait for attracting big game and other wildlife to a specific location for the purpose of hunting.

Opportunities for archers hunting white-tailed deer are many in the state. Winter aerial surveys, hunter observations and deer-vehicle collisions data all suggest stable to increasing deer numbers along a band running diagonally from southwestern North Dakota to the northeastern corner of the state.

The state Game and Fish Department made available 143,500 deer gun licenses to hunters this fall. Bowhunters are reminded that those individuals with second and third (or more) doe licenses can use these during the archery season in the designated hunting unit.