BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is working with 18 landowners across the state who want to host hunters with antlerless deer licenses.

The program is not for buck hunters. It's designed to direct hunters with antlerless licenses to specific areas, to reduce deer populations.

Interested hunters can get their name on a list of possible participants through the Game and Fish Department website or by calling the department's main office in Bismarck.

Participating landowners have openings for about 200 doe hunters. Hunters must have a valid 2014 deer gun license to be considered.

North Dakota's 2014 regular deer gun season runs from Nov. 7-23. The archery season extends through Jan. 4, 2015. The youth season is Sept. 19-28, and the muzzleloader season runs from Nov. 28 through Dec. 14.