If you missed out on North Dakota’s swan lottery, there’s still hope for hunting the birds this fall.
The Game and Fish Department this afternoon issued a news release saying more than 300 licenses remain after the lottery. Only hunters who don’t have a license can apply because regulations limit hunters to one license per year.
Beginning Sept. 5, Game and Fish will issue the remaining 300 licenses on a first-come, first-served basis. Both residents and nonresidents can apply or print out an application to mail on the Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov. Hunters also can request an application by calling Game and Fish headquarters at (701) 328-6300. Licenses cost $5 for residents and $25 for nonresidents.
Swan season opens Sept. 29 and closes Dec. 30.