Exciting news for deer hunters this year as licenses available in the deer gun lottery have seen a sharp increase. North Dakota Game and Fish has announced that 65,500 licenses for white-tailed deer and mule deer for the fall season will be available. That is an increase of nearly 19 percent from 2018.  Online applications are available now, and the deadline for applications to be submitted is June 5th.

Deer gun season will run November 8-24. If you haven't submitted for a license in recent years because you felt like you would not get drawn — this could be your year!

Game and fish is also moving forward in hopes of having a goal of 75,000 licenses as early as 2020. Happy hunting!