Deer Hunters Advised to Stay Off Early Ice| 11/5/2012
"Ice can form overnight, causing unstable conditions," said Nancy Boldt, department boat and water safety coordinato. "Even though deer might be able to make it across, it doesn`t mean hunters can."
Boldt cautions hunters to be aware of snow-covered ice. Snow insulates ice, inhibiting solid ice formation, and makes it difficult to check thickness. The snow can also hide cracked, weak and open water areas.
North Dakota`s deer gun season opens at noon on November 9.