Mar 19, 2013 at 8:41 am
North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 34,500 deer during the 2012 deer gun hunting season.
The State Game and Fish Department made available 65,150 deer gun licenses in 2012. Overall hunter success was 63 percent, and each hunter spent an average of 4.4 days in the field.
Wildlife Chief Randy Kreil says this past season’s hunter success rate bounced back from an all-time low of 51 percent in 2011.
The department is in the process of determining recommendations for licenses in the 2013 deer proclamation. These recommendations will be discussed at the upcoming Game and Fish public advisory board meetings, scheduled for the week of April 15-18. The proclamation will be sent to the governor’s office for approval in late April.