Lottery Statistics Summary

2018-2019

  • Wild Trukey
  • Pronghorn
    • Pronghorn 2018 Availability/Apps Recieved | 2019 Availability
    • Pronghorn 2018 Summary Statistics
    • Pronghorn 2018 Successful Applicants by Points
  • Bighorn Sheep
    • Bighorn Sheep 2018 Availability/Apps Recieved | 2019 Availability
    • Bighorn Sheep 2018 Harvest Statistics
  • Elk
    • Elk 2018 Availability/Apps Recieved | 2019 Availability
    • Elk 2018 Harvest Statistics
  • Moose
    • Moose 2018 Availability/Apps Recieved | 2019 Availability
    • Moose 2018 Harvest Statistics
  • Deer
    • 2018 Deer Season Summary Statistics
    • 2018 Deer License Statistics
    • 2018 Deer License Lottery Results

Archive

Overview of 2018

2018 Figures
3 Number of bighorn sheep licenses allocated to hunters, two fewer than 2017.
10 Number of pronghorn hunting units open in 2018, five more than 2017. Pronghorn hunting seasons were closed 2010-13 as animal numbers drastically declined following severe winters.
15 pounds, 13 ounces The weight of the new state record walleye caught May 18 in the Missouri River.
24 Age of the oldest known walleye ever taken from Lake Sakakawea. Department fisheries biologists confirmed its age in 2018 by counting the age rings on a magnified image of an otolith, or ear bone.
29 pounds, 2 ounces Weight of the biggest northern pike fisheries biologists tagged in the Missouri River System in 2018 as part of an ongoing study to determine how anglers utilize trophy fish. The big female pike measured 44.5 inches long.
30 The percentage decline in the state’s spring pheasant population index compared to 2017.
39 Number of sage grouse captured in Wyoming, fitted with tracking devices and released in southwestern North Dakota, in an ongoing effort to bolster a fading grouse population in the state.
450 Approximate number of fishing waters in North Dakota that have public access and some degree of management by Department fisheries biologists.
600 Number of student archers who competed in the North Dakota National Archery in the Schools Program in Minot. A record 750 students registered for the event, but a spring snowstorm kept some from attending.
2,540 Number of mule deer counted during the Department’s spring survey. Survey results were 45 percent above the long-term average.
11,000 Number of hunters who applied for 1,075 pronghorn licenses in 10 hunting units.
55,150 Number of deer gun licenses made available to hunters, up 650 licenses from 2017.
135,000 Estimated number of Canada geese counted during the Department’s annual midwinter waterfowl survey.
762,000 Approximate number of Private Land Open To Sportsmen acres available for the fall hunting season.
2.2 million Number of salmon eggs collected by fisheries crews. The majority of the eggs were collected from salmon from Lake Sakakawea.
10 million Estimated number of walleye fingerlings stocked in 140 waters across the state.
2017-18 LICENSES AND PERMITS ISSUED
  Resident Nonresident
Individual Fishing 53,821 19,093
Husband/Wife Fishing 14,676 5,277
Senior Citizen Fishing 12,501  
Disabled Fishing 285  
Short-Term Fishing
   10-Day   7,649
   3-Day   25,702
Paddlefish Tags 2,719 707
Commercial Tags 17  
Retail Bait Vendor 302  
Wholesale Bait Vendor 36 8
Fish Hatchery 4  
2017 Boat Registrations (First year of 3-year decal) 59,048
General Hunting 37,995 37,243
Small Game Hunting 15,243 19,255
Combination License 55,954  
Waterfowl Hunting   20,770
Furbearer Hunting/Trapping 10,721 3,153
Fur Buyer 36 9
Deer Gun Hunting 40,438 300
Deer Gun Hunting (Gratis) 13,402 264
Deer Bowhunting 26,109 2,367
Moose Hunting 210  
Moose Hunting (Preferential Landowner) 35
Elk Hunting 328  
Elk Hunting (Preferential Landowner) 71
Turkey Hunting (Spring) 5,457  
Turkey Hunting (Fall) 3,303 26
Turkey Hunting (Gratis Spring) 324  
Turkey Hunting (Gratis Fall) 195  
Habitat Stamp 75,039  
Shooting Preserve 10  
Fishing/Hunting Guide 273 31
Taxidermist 226 9
Falconry 8  
Scientific Collector 34 18
Swan 1,601 1,099
Sandhill Crane 2,262 1,745
2018 SPECIAL BIG GAME LICENSES
  LICENSES AVAILABLE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
Moose 330 21,041
Elk 404 18,082
Bighorn Sheep 3 14,615

Spring Turkey

Wild turkey on hill


2019 Allocation

Unit Total Available
02 225
03 75
04 100
06 50
13 575
17 200
19 300
25 775
27 500
30 675
31 100
37 675
40 75
44 100
45 140
47 40
50 400
51 350
53 45
98 400
99 225

2018 Drawing Statistics

2018 Statistics
  Bonus Points
(Successful Applicants/Total Applicants)
 
Unit Total Availability After Gratis 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ Total Applicants
02 275 242 224/315 24/24 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 340
03 50 46 41/41 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 41
04 85 75 62/143 15/21 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 164
06 70 67 13/13 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 14
13 475 433 370/370 14/14 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 384
17 125 100 58/196 42/53 5/5 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 254
19 350 312 230/230 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 231
25 725 658 491/491 6/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 497
27 400 334 223/617 113/160 11/13 3/3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 793
30 725 657 663/663 6/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 669
31 150 148 12/12 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 12
37 600 518 331/640 184/210 26/27 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 879
40 50 30 37/69 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 70
44 100 88 79/79 3/3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 82
45 140 120 57/57 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 59
47 50 41 28/28 2/2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 31
50 325 227 175/421 76/86 12/12 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 519
51 350 327 212/212 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 213
53 60 43 28/94 14/18 4/5 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 119
98 350 265 229/492 55/63 2/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 557
99 200 154 132/132 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 132

Pronghorn

Pronghorn


2017-2018 Statistics will be posted later this year.


Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn sheep ram


2017-2018 Statistics will be posted later this year.


Elk

Elk walking away


2017-2018 Statistics will be posted later this year.


Moose

Moose jumping fence


2017-2018 Statistics will be posted later this year.


Deer

Mule deer buck


2017-2018 Statistics will be posted later this year.