BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is making 3,505 hunting licenses available for the fall turkey season, just five fewer than last year.

Hunters must apply online or over the phone. A service fee is added for phone applications. The deadline to apply is Sept. 6.

Only North Dakota residents can apply in the first license lottery. Nonresidents can apply for fall turkey licenses that are available after the first lottery.

The fall wild turkey season runs from Oct. 14 through next Jan. 7. Hunting units 21 in Hettinger and Adams counties and 53 in Divide and Williams counties will remain closed this year because of low turkey numbers.

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