North Dakota’s 16½-day deer gun season opens at noon Friday and ends Nov. 24.
The Game and Fish Department this year offered 59,500 tags, a decline of 5,800 from last year and the lowest since 1983. 44,000 hunters didn’t draw deer tags.
Hunters last year killed about 34,500 deer during the gun season for a success rate of 63 percent.10 years ago North Dakota had a record 145,250 deer gun licenses. North Dakota hunters killed 98,500 deer for an overall success rate of 74 percent.