BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will offer 607 any-deer bow licenses to nonresident archery hunters in 2019, up from 502 in 2018.
Applicants must apply online at the Game and Fish website, www.gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are not available. The deadline for applying is March 1.
Up to five hunters 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 available is 15 percent of the previous year's mule deer gun license allocation. The Game and Fish Department issued 4,050 mule deer licenses in the 2018 deer gun license lottery. The department issued 3,350 mule deer tags in the 2017 deer gun license lottery.