The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds deer hunters who did not fill an antlerless lottery license during the deer gun season, that these licenses are not valid during the upcoming muzzleloader season, or the remainder of the archery season.
For several years prior to 2012, hunters with unfilled concurrent season antlerless licenses could continue hunting during the muzzleloader season, using a muzzleloader. Similarly, hunters could also use a bow during the remainder of the archery season to fill these licenses.
All hunters were limited to one deer gun license this year. Since there are no concurrent season licenses, there is no provision to use an unfilled license to continue hunting during the muzzleloader or archery season. Only hunters with muzzleloader, archery or unfilled gratis licenses can participate in those respective seasons.