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Published November 06, 2009, 01:06 PM

Deer Gun Hunting Season Kicks Off

North Dakota's deer gun hunting season kicked off at noon today. Hunters will be busy over the next 16 days, and in the Devils Lake area there are plenty of deer for them to hunt.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

North Dakota's deer gun hunting season kicked off at noon today. Hunters will be busy over the next 16 days, and in the Devils Lake area there are plenty of deer for them to hunt.

It's the time of year that hunting enthusiasts look forward to, the start of deer hunting season. After a record number of hunting licenses sold last year...people are ready to get out and hunt again.

Paul Freeman: "It's huge. Deer season is our biggest time of the year. Everybody talks about it."

Although deer licenses are down about 10 percent from last year, the numbers of deer are up in the northeastern part of the state. The deer are above Game & Fish management objectives, so the department is putting out more tags than people will actually buy. And hunters may get more help in finding good places to hunt.

Suzie Baisch: "We're going to start incorporating maybe twitter or another facebook page as far as our fishing reports and hunting reports."

Tourism director Suzie Baisch says there is information for hunters on the Devils Lake tourism website. Hunters can look there for information and to find the best spots for hunting.

This year there are a lot of unharvested cornfields, and hunting in them can be difficult and dangerous.

Paul Freeman: "If you're hunting those types of cornfields, shelterbelts and whatnot here, orange isn't going to stick out."

Hunting season ends on Sunday November 22. Hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

For more Devils Lake hunting information visit http://www.devilslakend.com/.

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