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Deer success rates improve after all-time low in 2011

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In 2011, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department saw an all-time low hunter success rate of 51 percent.

A year later -- after dropping the number of licenses issued to its lowest since 1988 -- hunters found more success in the field.


There were 66,150 licenses available in 2012. Hunters took approximately 34,500 deer during the gun season, for a success rate of 63 percent.

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