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2015 Deer Season Summarized

A total of 39,470 North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 26,700 deer during the 2015 deer gun hunting season, according to a post-season survey conducted by the State Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish made available 43,275 deer gun licenses last year. Overall hunter success was 68 percent, with each hunter spending an average…
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North Dakota’s Bighorn Sheep Population Up 8%

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 292 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, up 8 percent from last year and 3 percent above the five-year average. Altogether, biologists counted 88 rams, 160 ewes and 44 lambs. Not included are approximately 30 bighorns in the North Unit…
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New Fishing And Hunting Licenses Available Only Through Electronic Purchase

Hunting, fishing and furbearer licenses for the 2016-17 licensing year will be available starting March 15. This year for the first time, paper license booklets are no longer available at license vendors since participating vendors will need to sell licenses electronically. Not all vendors that sold licenses in the past will still sell licenses. New…
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Deer Samples Negative For CWD

Samples taken from North Dakota deer during the 2015 hunting season have all tested negative for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Dan Grove, wildlife veterinarian for the State Game and Fish Department. Last fall, samples for CWD testing were taken from more than 1,200 deer harvested by hunters in the western third of the…
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Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps Available

North Dakota’s elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are scheduled to arrive at license vendors the week of March 7. The deadline for applying is March 23. A total of 338 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, an increase…
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