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More than 5,500 North Dakota deer licenses remain after first lottery, Game and Fish says

Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the lottery can apply for remaining licenses. More than 71,000 people applied for a deer gun lottery license, in addition to over 13,600 gratis applicants.

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North Dakota whitetail.
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BISMARCK – North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held, and more than 5,500 deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the lottery can apply for remaining licenses.

More than 71,000 people applied for a deer gun lottery license, in addition to over 13,600 gratis applicants. The 2022 deer gun proclamation allows for 64,200 deer gun season licenses.

Unsuccessful applicants can apply online for remaining licenses beginning June 29. The deadline for applying is July 13.

Remaining licenses and type available by unit are as follows:

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North Dakota deer gun hunting units.
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  • 2H: Any antlerless, 174.
  • 3A1: Any antlerless, 948.
  • 3A2: Any antlerless, 423.
  • 3B2: Antlerless whitetail, 114; antlerless mule deer, 117.
  • 3D1: Antlerless whitetail, 51.
  • 3D2: Antlerless whitetail, 39.
  • 3E2: Antlerless whitetail, 137.
  • 3F1: Any antlerless, 172; antlerless whitetail, 335.
  • 3F2: Any antlerless, 1,151; antlered whitetail, 301; antlerless whitetail, 800.
  • 4A: Antlerless whitetail, 40.
  • 4B: Antlerless whitetail, 82.
  • 4C: Antlerless whitetail, 59.
  • 4D: Antlerless whitetail, 63.
  • 4E: Antlerless whitetail, 35.
  • 4F: Antlerless whitetail, 276; antlerless mule deer, 190.
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Alex Comstock, who launched the website whitetaildna.com while he was in college and manages a corresponding YouTube channel, is an avid deer hunter and shares his passion for everything outdoors.

North Dakota’s regular 16½-day deer gun season opens at noon Friday, Nov. 4, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 20. For more information, check out the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov.

– Herald staff report

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