North Dakota's deer archery season opens Friday, Aug. 31 at noon, and continues through Jan. 6, 2019. Bowhunters can  buy a license online  at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling 800-406-6409; or at  vendors linked to the Game and Fish Department's online licensing system. Hunters who purchase bow licenses at a vendor location will […]

North Dakota's deer archery season opens Friday, Aug. 31 at noon, and continues through Jan. 6, 2019.

Bowhunters can  buy a license online  at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling 800-406-6409; or at  vendors linked to the Game and Fish Department's online licensing system. Hunters who purchase bow licenses at a vendor location will receive a tag at time of purchase; otherwise, hunters who purchase their license over the phone or personal computer should allow for several days to receive their tag in the mail. A general game and habitat license is also required for archery hunters, and must be purchased prior to receiving the archery tag.

Bowhunters must follow all regulations of the managing agency when using tree stands, ground blinds and game cameras on public hunting areas, including displaying an equipment registration number, or the owner's name, address and telephone number, on all equipment left unattended on Game and Fish wildlife management areas.

In addition, hunting big game over bait is prohibited on both public and private land in deer unit  3C west of the Missouri River, and all of units 3E1, 3E2, 3F1 and 3F2.

Hunters should refer to the 2018 deer hunting guide for season information and regulations.