Deer lottery held, antlerless licenses remainNorth Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.
North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.
The first lottery application process – deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner – had nearly 100,000 applicants, with 73 percent of the applications submitted online.
Approximately 24,000 antlerless deer gun licenses remain. Unsuccessful resident applicants in the first drawing will be mailed second and third lottery applications. Resident and nonresident hunters who have not yet applied, or who want additional licenses, must submit a third lottery application. The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 10. The second lottery will take place immediately prior to the third.
Third lottery applications will be available in mid-July. Applicants can apply online, or print an application, by accessing the Game and Fish website, or pick up a paper application from license vendors.
Additional concurrent season doe licenses can be used during the archery season with a bow; the deer gun season with a bow, rifle or muzzleloader; or during the muzzleloader season with a muzzleloader. These licenses must be used for antlerless deer only, and hunters must stay in the unit to which the license is assigned.
In addition, youth deer license hunters ages 14 and 15 may purchase additional concurrent season doe licenses to use during the youth season.
Last year, licenses were sold out in all but three units prior to opening day of deer season. Hunters are encouraged to apply early if they have a specific unit in mind.