North Dakota elk, moose, bighorn sheep licenses available
North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for elk, moose and bighorn sheep hunting licenses.
Hunters can apply online or call 1-800-406-6409 through March 28.
A record 334 moose licenses are available this year, up 89 from last year and 203 more than in 2015.
A total of 408 elk licenses are available, up 19 from last year and the most since 2011.
A bighorn sheep fall hunting season is tentatively scheduled, but it won't be finalized until after a summer population study. From two to eight licenses are usually issued in years when hunting is allowed.
Elk, moose and bighorn sheep lottery licenses are once-in-a-lifetime licenses in North Dakota. Hunters who have received a license in the past aren't eligible to apply for that species again.