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North Dakota pronghorn hunters have 76% success rate in 2020, Game and Fish statistics show

Game and Fish issued 1,782 licenses (1,108 lottery and 674 gratis), and 1,572 hunters took 1,199 pronghorn, consisting of 1,044 bucks, 137 does and 18 fawns.

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Pronghorn buck. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Contributed / North Dakota Game and Fish Department

North Dakota pronghorn hunters had a success rate of 76% during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season, the Game and Fish Department reported Monday in providing statistics from the season.

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Game and Fish issued 1,782 licenses (1,108 lottery and 674 gratis), and 1,572 hunters took 1,199 pronghorn, consisting of 1,044 bucks, 137 does and 18 fawns. Each hunter spent an average of three days afield.
The 2021 pronghorn hunting season will be determined in July; the bow season is tentatively scheduled to open Sept. 3, and the gun season tentative opener is Oct. 1.

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