BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ In a story Jan. 17 about nonresident deer bowhunting licenses, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the state may bar bowhunters from killing deer within a large area of western North Dakota. The Game and Fish Department says the possible ban would apply only to antlerless mule deer.
A corrected version of the story is below:
ND to have 180 nonresident any-deer bow licenses
North Dakota to have 180 nonresident any-deer bow licenses, a steep drop from previous years
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota is making only 180 any-deer bow licenses available to out-of-state hunters this year.
That is down from just under 700 licenses last year and about 1,100 in 2011.
The number of nonresident any-deer bow licenses is 15 percent of the previous year's mule deer gun license allocation. The state Game and Fish Department issued only 1,200 mule deer buck licenses last year, because mule deer reproduction is at record-low levels in the state.
Game and Fish says bowhunters might be prohibited from killing antlerless mule deer within a large area of western North Dakota.
The deadline for applying is March 1. A lottery will be held if more than 180 applications are received.