From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department
-- During 2010, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will make 1,305 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents. The number is 15 percent of the previous year’s mule deer gun license allocation. The Game and Fish Department issued 8,700 mule deer licenses in the 2009 deer gun lottery.
The department will begin issuing any-deer bow licenses March 1. All applications received on or before March 1, 2010, will be treated equally. If more applications are received than there are licenses, each application will be assigned a number. Numbers will be drawn to issue the licenses. Applicants who request to apply together as a party will receive one number.
Additional numbers will be drawn to establish a waiting list. If returned licenses become available, these applicants will be offered the licenses. Licenses remaining after March 1 will be issued daily on a first-come, first-served basis.