BISMARCK, N.D. — 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.