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North Dakota's Deer Season Numbers Are In

North Dakota Deer
Justin Hoffman

Here's one interesting stat from the latest North Dakota deer season: 64% of whitetail hunters filled their tag in 2018.

The survey results are in for North Dakota's 2018 deer gun season, compiled by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, and were recently released.

In total, 55,150 deer gun licenses were made available for the 2018 hunting season, and a total of 48,717 deer hunters harvested 31,350 animals. This equates to a success rate of 64 percent, both for antlered and antlerless whitetail deer. Time spent in the woods was 4.4 days.

Success rates were higher for mule deer, with 81 percent of hunters tagging out on bucks and 83 percent scoring an antlerless deer.

13,098 gratis licenses were issued in 2018, of which 10,785 hunters put a tag on 5,832 animals while deer hunting.

Archery and muzzleloader seasons saw the lowest success rates, with both scoring 39 percent. The latter saw a record number of deer licenses issued (28,824) while muzzleloader licenses were issued to 1,022 hunters.

In short, North Dakota folks love hunting deer, America's favorite big game animal.

For more information on licenses or hunting opportunities in North Dakota, you can go to gf.nd.gov.

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North Dakota's Deer Season Numbers Are In