Applications available in early-to-mid March. Application deadline: March 27.
Elk Season Dates:
- Bow (Units E1, E2) - September 6-29.
- Regular Season (Unit E1): October 4-31; November 22-December 8.
- Regular Season (Unit E2): October 4-December 31.
- Regular Season (Units E3, E4): September 6- December 31.
- Regular Season (Unit E5) - September 6- December 31.
See Elk Hunting Units Map 840Kb PDF
Elk Unit Descriptions:
Unit E1--Cavalier, Pembina, and Walsh counties, and those portions of Bottineau, Grand Forks, Nelson, Ramsey, Rolette and Towner counties bordered on the north by Canada, on the east by Minnesota, and on the south and west by a line starting where U.S. Highway 2 crosses the Red River, then west along U.S. Highway to ND Highway 1, then north to ND Highway 17, then west to the junction of ND Highway 17 and ND Highway 60, then continuing west along ND Highway 60 to ND Highway 5, then west to ND Highway 14, then north until Canada.
Unit E2--McKenzie and Dunn counties, excluding all of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Unit E3--Billings, Golden Valley and Slope counties. Except that portion of Unit E4 in Billings and Golden Valley counties and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Unit E4--An area in Billings and Golden Valley counties north of Interstate 94, excluding all of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Composed of land in the following:
- Golden Valley County
- T. 140N. R. 103W. All N. of I-94.
- T. 141N. R. 103W. Sec. 25-27 & 34-36.
- Billings County
- T. 141N. R. 100W. Sec. 19, 30 & 31
- T. 140N. R. 102W. All except T.R.N.P. and south of I-94.
- T. 141N. R. 101W. All except T.R.N.P.
- T. 142N. R. 101W. Sec. 25-36
- T. 141N. R. 102W. All except T.R.N.P.
- T. 142N. R. 102W. Sec. 19-36
Unit E5--The remainder of the state not included in a numbered unit.
Resident licenses required:
- Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate, $1
- General Game and Habitat License, $13, or a Combination License, $32 (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses)
- Elk License, $20 ($10 for youth under age 16).
Nonresidents may participate in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/Game Warden Museum elk license raffle. Contact the nearest game warden for raffle tickets.
A nonresident successful in winning the raffle license must also purchase the following:
- Nonresident Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate, $2
- General Game and Habitat License, $13.
A Nonresident May Not Hunt Game and Fish Department Lands Oct. 12-18
Nonresidents may not hunt on lands owned or leased by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, including state wildlife management areas and Private Lands Open To Sportsmen (PLOTS), for the first week of pheasant season (October 13-19). This restriction applies to all types of hunting, not just pheasants. This restriction does not apply to lands owned or managed by other state agencies that may be open to hunting, such as state school lands, federal lands that may be open to hunting, such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waterfowl production areas, or to private lands not enrolled in the Game and Fish PLOTS program.