North Dakota to hold a limited pronghorn season
BISMARCK – North Dakota will have a limited pronghorn hunting season this fall for the first time since 2009.
A total of 250 any-pronghorn licenses are available and the season is split into an early “bow-only” portion and a later “gun-bow” season. The bow-only portion is from Aug. 29 (noon) until Sept. 28. The gun-bow portion will be from Oct. 3 (noon) until Oct. 19.
“While some people may have expected more units to be open, we need to proceed conservatively with this valuable wildlife resource and let pronghorns rebound to a level the can sustain harvest,” Kreil said. “The good news is that we are poised to see additional units open next year, providing Mother Nature cooperates with a moderate winter.”
Statistics indicate a statewide population of 5,700 pronghorn, with 1,650 in the area open to hunting. Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply for the 2014 pronghorn license.