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2016 Bow Licenses Available June 1

Hunters have been asking about the availability of archery deer tags for the 2016 hunting season. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says its 2016 deer bow licenses and tags will be available online and at license vendors around the state starting on June 1. For a list of retail license vendors that will have…
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2016 North Dakota Deer Season Is Set

North Dakota’s 2016 deer season is set with 49,000 licenses available to hunters this fall, 5,725 more than last year. Jeb Williams, wildlife chief for the State Game and Fish Department, said population and harvest data indicate the state’s deer population is stable to increasing, primarily due to seven years of reduced gun licenses combined…
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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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