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Any Moose, now Any Antlered deer, hate to say it but I hope I dont get drawn for antelope tag this year. Guess if I do I might want to think about grabbing a powerball ticket too. Haha

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Congrats to those of you who drew, good luck!

Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.

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KOCRO wrote:

Any Moose, now Any Antlered deer, hate to say it but I hope I dont get drawn for antelope tag this year. Guess if I do I might want to think about grabbing a powerball ticket too. Haha

You're gonna have a busy fall!

Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.

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Finally, drew my 4B mulie buck after 8 years

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Nothing 3rd year uff dah

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Second year in a row for a 3f2 anybuck

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Dean Nelson wrote:

Second year in a row for a 3f2 anybuck

Lucky!!

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The Game Wardens Association released this on Facebook today.

Wondering how the lottery system for deer works here in ND? After fielding questions about why it is so difficult to draw a firearm deer tag here in ND we figured it would be best to do a basic explanation of the process and laws currently in place for this.

Before the lottery process starts, an estimate of deer numbers and safe harvest is conducted. From this the state manages for a roughly 70% success rate (So if you get a tag you have pretty good odds in filling it). Withthat in mind the number of tags can be determined for a given season.

To start off the process all persons, land owners, agricultural / rancher leasers, nonresidents, and residents all put into the same pool for deer tags. After that the ND Game and fish Department is required by the state law NDCC 20.1-03-11 to provide up to all available tags to the land owner / leasers through ND deer gratis law.

As for nonresidents, one percent of the total deer licenses and permits to hunt deer with guns is to be issued in any unit or subunit as described in the governor's proclamation and must be allocated for nonresidents.

So now the general pool has 1% removed for nonresident licenses, potentially up to all remaining tags removed for land owners / ag lease holders (gratis) and then the remaining tags are available for a general draw.

When deer numbers were at record highs this had little effect on the draw results. Now that the numbers are lower, it has a dramatic effect. For example in unit 2E this past year here is the breakdown: Any buck tags available- 600. Of that 126 went to the resident lottery. 468 went to resident gratis. 2 went to outfitters. 4 went to NR landowners. Any doe tags – 300 available. 43 went to resident lottery. 254 went to resident gratis. 3 went to NR land owner.

*We did not count youth tags into this.

Now this has been a very basic breakdown of the state laws required to be followed and the lottery process. There are other factors / requirements involved but hopefully it helps. If you have any further questions, feel free to message us on here and we will do our best to answer them in a timely manner.

Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.

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Yep it's all about where you put in and how you put in. This year my odds with zero points of drawing an any Buck which in all reality translates into most likely a mule deer buck were one in four but those odds are higher then some units whitetail does tags. In my unit a whitetail buck tag with no points was around a 97% draw rate so people bitching about no tags are just being picky on where they hunt which is understandable but you can't bitch to much if a large part of it is self inflicted! I didn't grow up hunting my unit I just got sick of long odds in the unit is was hunting so I made the switch and it definitely makes it more interesting leaving one area to learn a whole new area.

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Dean Nelson wrote:

Yep it's all about where you put in and how you put in. This year my odds with zero points of drawing an any Buck which in all reality translates into most likely a mule deer buck were one in four but those odds are higher then some units whitetail does tags. In my unit a whitetail buck tag with no points was around a 97% draw rate so people bitching about no tags are just being picky on where they hunt which is understandable but you can't bitch to much if a large part of it is self inflicted! I didn't grow up hunting my unit I just got sick of long odds in the unit is was hunting so I made the switch and it definitely makes it more interesting leaving one area to learn a whole new area.

 

I agree. Year 6 for building points and Im hunting my 4th new unit this year with another tag in my pocket. Havent went a year without a tag since I started rifle hunting. The list is pretty large for second draw tags. 

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