Hunters have until midnight Wednesday, June 4 to get their names in this season's deer license lottery.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department decreased the number of deer licenses available for the fall.
The herd is smaller because of a loss of habitat and the harsh winters.
That has hunters a bit more on edge for this year's drawing.
Licensing Manager Randy Meissner (Mize-ner) says the lines at the window have been steady all week.
(Randy Meissner/ ND Game and Fish Licensing Mgr.) "We usually compare it to the tax deadline. So there's always people that wait for the last minute. The deadline is today, so if you're applying online, it has to be submitted by midnight tonight. Don't wait until the last minute because we can't be responsible for any computer malfunctions or any problems that happen at the last minute."
Meissner says results of the lottery should be out by the end of July.
Hunters can check the Game and Fish website or wait for an e-mail to find out if they've been chosen.
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