The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 502 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2018. Only 382 any-deer nonresident archery licenses were available last year.
Applicants must apply online at the NDGF website, gf.nd.gov/buy-apply. Paper applications are not available. The deadline for applying is March 1.
Up to five applicants can apply together as a party. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than licenses available. Any remaining licenses after March 1 will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
The number of nonresident any-deer bow licenses is 15 percent of the previous year’s mule deer gun license allocation. The NDGF issued 3,350 mule deer licenses in the 2017 deer gun license lottery.
— Staff reports