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N.D. G&F Notebook: Third lottery deer application deadline today

Deer hunters interested in applying for a first, second, third or fourth license have to submit a third lottery application no later than today.

Successful applicants in the first lottery will receive their license in mid-August.

Hunters can apply online, or print out an application, at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's website, Paper applications are also available from Game and Fish offices, county auditors and license vendors. Residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply.

After the third lottery drawing, Game and Fish will issue any remaining licenses on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hunters can use additional concurrent season doe licenses during the archery season with a bow; the deer gun season with a bow, rifle, or muzzleloader; or during the muzzleloader season with a muzzleloader. These licenses are for antlerless deer only, and hunters must stay in the unit to which the license is assigned.

In addition, youth deer license hunters ages 14 and 15 may purchase additional concurrent season doe licenses to use during the youth season.

Last year, licenses were sold out in all but three units prior to opening day of deer gun season. Hunters are encouraged to apply early if they have a specific unit in mind.

The regular deer gun season starts at noon Nov. 4 and continues through Nov. 20.