North Dakota deer hunters have until Wednesday, June 5, to apply for a 2019 deer gun license.

Applicants for the regular deer gun, youth and muzzleloader seasons can apply online through the Game and Fish Department’s website at or call (800) 406-6409. A service fee is charged for applications made through the 800 number.

Gratis applicants must apply online -- the toll-free licensing telephone number is not set up to receive gratis applications.

Hunters who do not have access to a computer or smartphone can submit the application at a public service location such as a public library, stop at a Game and Fish office or request help from a friend, relative or neighbor.

Gratis applications received on or before the regular deer gun lottery application deadline will qualify for an any-legal-deer license. As per state law, gratis applications received after the deadline will be processed based on licenses remaining after the lottery – and generally only antlerless licenses remain.

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North Dakota’s deer gun season opens at noon Friday, Nov. 8.