BISMARCK, N.D. — Time is running out to apply for a North Dakota pronghorn license.

The Game and Fish Department is reminding hunters that Wednesday is the deadline for the 2017 season. Only North Dakota residents can apply.

A total of 410 licenses are available in five open units. Two units are closed this year due to a decline in the pronghorn population.

Hunting of the animals that resemble the African antelope is popular in North Dakota, with thousands of hunters applying for the limited licenses that are doled out through a lottery process.

This year’s bow season is Sept. 1-24. The gun season is Oct. 6-22. Both seasons start at noon the first day.

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