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Bighorn ram

Bighorn Sheep

Has Youth Season
ND Resident Only
The dates listed below are tentative until the season's proclamation is signed. Closing dates will be posted after the proclamation is signed and dates are finalized.

  • Online lottery applications should be available in early March.
  • Note: The bighorn sheep lottery is scheduled in September, after summer population surveys are completed and total licenses are determined. Once the lottery is held, successful applicants will be contacted to select a hunting unit.

Season Dates

Season Dates
Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Regular UNITS B1, B3, B4 Tentative

Lottery Information

Application Deadline: (Date Tentative)

License Requirements

Residents must possess the following licenses:

  • Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License or
  • Combination License (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses)
  • Bighorn Sheep License

Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:

  • Nonresident Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License
  • Nonresident Bighorn Sheep License


Other Unit/Season Specific Restrictions for Bighorn Sheep

Male bighorn sheep only.