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North Dakota deer hunting licenses will drop for fall season

Last season, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department issued 64,200 licenses for the deer gun season.

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North Dakota hunters will have more limited access to acquiring deer gun licenses in 2022.
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BISMARCK — An epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak will limit the amount of deer hunting licenses in North Dakota this fall, dropping the amount by about 8,000 licenses, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department says.

Last season, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department issued 64,200 licenses for the deer gun season.

"Looking at some of the things we look at to determine licenses, it was apparent we needed to back down on a lot of those licenses," says Casey Anderson, NDGF wildlife division chief.

Anderson says the Missouri River corridor was especially affected by EHD.

The NDGF determines license numbers by using information such as hunter surveys, aerial surveys, landowner feedback and other observations.

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