BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota hunters who still need a license for the fall wild turkey season are running out of time.

Wednesday is the application deadline set by the state Game and Fish Department.

The agency made 3,505 hunting licenses available for this year’s fall turkey season. Hunters must apply online or over the phone. A service fee is added for phone applications.

Only North Dakota residents can apply in the first license lottery. Hunters from out of state can apply for fall turkey licenses that are available after the first lottery.

The 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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