The 48,000 deer gun licenses that were allocated by proclamation for the 2014 hunting season have all been issued, according to Randy Meissner, licensing manager for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
Meissner said according to state law, the number of deer gun licenses issued, including those licenses issued as gratis, cannot exceed the number of licenses authorized by the governor’s proclamation.
“This is the first time in more than a decade that all licenses were issued before opening day,” Meissner said.
The deer gun season opens Friday, Nov. 7 at noon central time.
Archery licenses can still be purchased through the end of the bow season on Jan. 4.