(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 75 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 410 licenses (255 lottery and 155 gratis), and 366 hunters took 275 pronghorn – 264 bucks, 10 does and one fawn. Each hunter spent an average of 2.4 days…
Wildlife agency will issue resident hunters more than 900 more buck-antelope hunting licenses and 1,400 more doe-antelope licenses in 2017 and 2018 than it did last year, when hunter success reached 70 percent.
Pronghorn antelope tags will also be reduced, but tag numbers for elk hunts will not be affected.
Applications are available online now, with paper applications scheduled to arrive at vendors by March 10, and the deadline to apply for the hunts is March 22.
All-time high harvest marks set for mule deer bucks, cow elk and total elk.