Aug 1, 2013 at 7:42 am
If you didn’t get a deer gun license from the north dakota game and fish department for the upcoming fall hunt you’re not alone. The department says 44-thousand applicants were unsuccessful in landing a tag. Game and fish officials set the limit for licenses this year at 59-thousand-500 -- or 58-hundred fewer than last year. The state issued 145-thousand licenses in 2005. wildlife officials say harvest and survey data suggest deer populations are still below management objectives in most units. Game and fish biologist marty egeland in grand forks says he too was shut out.
More than 32-hundred antlerless deer gun licenses remain but most of those are in central and western north Dakota hunting zones.