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North Dakota Outdoors: Explaining the deer lottery in N.D.

There's just something to be said for consistency. Not just because I'm an old man and don't like change, either.

Changing fishing regulations year to year and lake to lake can maximize management at the expense of confusion leading to angler frustration. Same with hunting.

Case in point: In my years with Game and Fish I've seen deer license allocation range from a high of nearly 150,000 in 2008 a...