North Dakota Game and Fish is analyzing the deer harvest success rates
for 2012 and officials say the rates are up over two-thousand-eleven.
Wildlife Chief Randy Kreil *KREYE-uhl* says the Turtle Mountain unit had
an overall success rate of just over 51-percent. The Pembina HIlls unit had a fair
success rate too. The overall success rate was just over 50-percent. Kreil says
that sounds low but the wooded nature of that unit makes that percentage something
Kreil*KREYE-uhl* says this is the breakdown. The doe hunting rate was
61-percent successful and bucks 43-point-six-percent successful.
Kreil says hunting unit two-c, which extends from Grand Forks west to
Lakota, north to Highway 66, east to 18 and north to the border, had an overall
success rate of nearly 52-percent.
Kreil says their 2012 deer harvest success numbers in northeastern
North Dakota suggest the deer population is increasing.
It is still undetermined what the number of available deer permits will be
for this coming fall. That topic will be discussed at regional hunter advisory
board meetings throughout North Dakota. The one in this area is going to be
April 16th at seven-pm, at the Fordville American Legion. It's sponsored by the