Published July 16, 2009, 11:58 AM

N.D. Game and Fish holds deer lottery

Nearly 56,000 antlerless tags remain; deadline for second and third lotteries is Aug. 5
With the first lottery complete, residents who weren’t successful will receive a second lottery application in the mail. Resident and nonresident hunters who have not yet applied for an antlerless whitetail tag or who want additional licenses must submit a third lottery application.

By: Herald Staff Report,

Nearly 56,000 antlerless deer gun licenses remain in North Dakota after the first lottery, the Game and Fish Department said Thursday.

A total of 94,000 people applied for deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner licenses during the first lottery, the same as last year, Game and Fish said. More than 60 percent of the applications were submitted online.

With the first lottery complete, residents who weren’t successful will receive a second lottery application in the mail. Resident and nonresident hunters who have not yet applied for an antlerless whitetail tag or who want additional licenses must submit a third lottery application.

The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 5. The second lottery will take place immediately before the third.

The third lottery application is available on the Game and Fish Web site at gf.nd.gov. Paper applications for download and from license vendors will be available the week of July 20.

Hunters can use additional concurrent-season doe licenses 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 are for antlerless deer only, and hunters must stay in the unit to which the license is assigned.

Remaining antlerless licenses in units 2C, 2D, 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F also can be used during special early “herd reduction seasons” Sept. 25–Oct. 1 in 2C and 2D and Oct. 2-9 in 3E1, 3E2, 3F1, 3F2 and 4F. Again, hunters are restricted to the designated unit.

Youth hunters ages 14 and 15 may purchase additional concurrent-season doe licenses to use during the youth season.

Here’s a look at the type and number of licenses remaining by hunting unit:

1: any antlerless, 1,100.

3B3: antlerless whitetail, 1,500.

2B: any antlerless, 2,700.

3C: antlerless whitetail, 700.

2C: any antlerless, 6,900

3D1: any antlerless, 100.

2D: any antlerless, 2,100.

3D1: antlerless whitetail, 100.

2E: any antlerless, 4,400.

3D2: any antlerless, 250.

2F1: any antlerless, 3,400.

3D2: antlerless whitetail, 500.

2F2: any antlerless, 3,100.

3E1: any antlerless, 700.

2G: any antlerless, 500.

3E1: antlerless whitetail, 900.

2G1: any antlerless, 800.

3E2: any antlerless, 600.

2G2: any antlerless, 1,100.

3E2: antlerless whitetail, 800.

2H: any antlerless, 1,100.

3F1: any antlerless, 250.

2I: any antlerless, 1,800.

3F1: antlerless whitetail, 900.

2J1: any antlerless, 300.

3F2: any antlerless, 250.

2J2: any antlerless, 2,400.

3F2: antlerless whitetail, 700.

2K1: any antlerless, 1,200.

4A: antlerless whitetail, 150.

2K2: any antlerless, 5,600.

4A: antlerless mule deer, 150.

2L: any antlerless, 1,100.

4B: antlerless whitetail, 50.

3A1: any antlerless, 50.

4B: antlerless mule deer, 75.

3A2: any antlerless, 2,000.

4C: antlerless whitetail, 75.

3A3: any antlerless, 250.

4D: antlerless whitetail, 75.

3A4: any antlerless, 3,900.

4E: antlerless whitetail, 150.

3B1: antlerless whitetail, 200.

4E: antlerless mule deer, 150.

3B1: antlerless mule deer, 250.

4F: antlerless whitetail, 200.

3B2: antlerless whitetail, 100.

4F: antlerless mule deer, 200.

3B2: antlerless mule deer, 100.

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