Hunters Walking a Field

Rising or falling deer license numbers. Habitat on the landscape. A plan to manage deer in North Dakota. All of these things mean something to many people as deer hunting, a storied activity that dates back nearly nine decades when licenses were first issued to hunters, in North Dakota remains relevant.

“We see the enthusiasm for deer hunting in a couple of different ways,” Williams said. “For one, we see it in the number of people who actually apply for deer licenses, which remains pretty high.”

In 2020, more than 81,000 hunters applied for the 69,050 licenses made available by the Game and Fish Department.

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