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AP Photo The 2009 Deer Hunting Proclamation is awaiting the governor's signature. Changes include a 5,000 permit drop in total license issues, the integration of apprenticeship and youth hunting and a special doe season in the southwest.

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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has lowered the total number of deer licenses issued for 2009, but raised the number in the southwestern part of the state.

Deputy Director of the NDGF, Roger Rostvet said the deer hunting proclamation remains tentative as it awaits the governor's signature, but if it remains as currently written, overall permits will be lowered by about 5,000 to 144,400.

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