Antlerless deer licenses remain
North Dakota's deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department's Web site at gf.nd.gov. Successful applicants will receive their license in the mail by mid-July.
The first lottery application process - deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner - had 94,000 applicants, the same as last year. Fifty-nine percent (up from 51 percent) of the applications were submitted online.
Nearly 63,000 antlerless deer gun licenses remain. Unsuccessful resident applicants in the first drawing will be mailed a second lottery application with a July 23 deadline. The second lottery will take place prior to those who seek additional licenses.
Resident and nonresident hunters who have not yet applied, or who want additional licenses, must submit a third lottery application no later than July 30. The third lottery application is available online at the Game and Fish Web site. Paper applications will be available from Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors by mid July.
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.
Units 2C and 2D remaining doe licenses can be used during the seven-day September antlerless deer gun season. Hunters must stay in the assigned unit (2C or 2D).
The regular deer gun season starts at noon on Friday, Nov. 7, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 23.
Campers, tents can't be left unattended at night
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationists that trailers, campers, motor homes or tents cannot be left on state wildlife management areas unless they are used for daily lodging.
Tim Larson, district game warden at Turtle Lake, said he has recently seen some campers and tents left unattended for days on wildlife management areas.
"You cannot leave a camper, including a tent, unattended overnight with hopes of reserving a spot several days later, such as for a holiday weekend," Larson said. "People should understand this may result in a $100 citation."
In addition, camping for longer than 10 consecutive days on any wildlife management area is prohibited.
A complete list of WMA regulations is available by contacting the Game and Fish Department at 701-328-6300, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. WMA use regulations are also available on the Game and Fish Web site at gf.nd.gov.