Spring turkey drawing held

The 2019 spring wild turkey lottery has been held, and individual results are available on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov.

The Game and Fish Department will mail the spring turkey licenses to successful applicants after they purchase a valid 2019-20 hunting license. All spring turkey hunters, regardless of age, are required to have a general game and habitat license in addition to their spring turkey license. Hunters age 16 and older must also have a small game license, or a combination license. The 2019-20 licenses are available for purchase beginning March 15.

Spring turkey hunters are encouraged to purchase their other necessary licenses well in advance so their turkey tag arrives before the season opener on April 13.

A total of 915 spring turkey licenses remain in nine units. These remaining licenses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 18.

The governor’s proclamation allows a maximum of two licenses. Hunters who did not apply in the first drawing are eligible to apply for remaining licenses, including for portions of Morton County.

Applications must be submitted online at the Game and Fish website. Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply.

Hunters see success in 2018

Statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2018 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 92 percent for moose and 65 percent for elk.

-- Compiled from press releases and staff reports

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