The City of Watford City Wildlife Management Program
will be having a special antlerless deer bow hunt season from noon on September
1st, 2022 through ½ hour after sunset on January 31st,
2023. This is an effort to cull the
population of deer in Watford City.
-Applicant must be 18 years or older at the start of
-Must complete a proficiency test and safety briefing
approved through this program.
-Submit bow hunting application form to the Watford
City Police Department consisting of the following.
proficiency test (submit along with application after testing date).
non-refundable permit fee payable to the City of Watford City.
$10 fee is per permit requested.
-Initial applications will be accepted until August 23rd,
2022. Then a lottery will be held on August 29th, 2022 for all the
approved applications. The chosen applicant will receive an email if they were
drawn in the lottery.
-If a City of Watford City bow hunting permit is
approved the applicant may apply with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department
for up to two of City of Watford City herd reduction program antlerless
The Police Department is hosting the proficiency test
and safety briefing on the following dates and time at the McKenzie County
Sportsman’s Club, 2306 121X Ave NW, Watford City, ND: August 8th,
August 15th, or August 22nd at 5pm.
Please call the Police Department to sign up for one
of these designated dates.
701-842-2280 OPT 1.
Applications can be found at the link below labeled Wildlife Packet.