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North Dakota concurrent-season deer licenses available beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17

As of Monday morning, Aug. 15, 840 any-antlerless licenses and 1,204 antlerless whitetail licenses remained.

A group of deer stands in patchy snow at the edge of a North Dakota thicket in this undated photo.
Contributed / North Dakota Game and Fish Department
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BISMARCK – North Dakota hunters can purchase additional, concurrent-season deer licenses beginning at 8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Aug. 17, on the Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. There is no limit on the number of concurrent-season licenses a hunter can purchase.

As of Monday morning, Aug. 15, 840 any-antlerless licenses remained – 129 in unit 3A1 and 711 in 3F2. In addition, 1,204 antlerless whitetail licenses are still available – 243 in unit 3F1, 763 in 3F2 and 198 in 4F.

Whooping cranes that travel through North Dakota are part of a population of about 500 birds on their way from nesting grounds at Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada to wintering grounds in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, a distance of about 2,500 miles.

Concurrent-season licenses can be used during the archery season with a bow; deer gun season with a bow, rifle or muzzleloader; or during the muzzleloader season with a muzzleloader. However, youth hunters who will still be younger than 14 at the end of the calendar year will be issued a concurrent-season license for archery only.

Hunters with concurrent-season licenses are restricted to the type of antlerless deer printed on the license and must stay in the unit in which the license is assigned.

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North Dakota deer gun hunting units.
Contributed / North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Brad Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1998.

Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics.

Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.
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