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Bobcat Hunting and Trapping

General Information


Lottery - No   |   ND Resident Only - Yes  |   Has Youth Season - No

Lottery - No

ND Resident Only - Yes

Has Youth Season - No


Harvest Limit Tracking
Area Harvest Limit Taken to Date Last Updated
Zone 2 8 0 11/21/2022

Season Dates

Season Dates
Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Bobcat Regular - Firearms, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, archery equipment (including crossbows), traps Zone 1 Finalized
Bobcat Regular - Firearms, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, archery equipment (including crossbows), traps, cable devices (snares), pursuing with dogs Zone 2 Finalized

Unit Map

Hunting units map

Season Notes

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, along with the North Dakota Fur Takers Association, recommends that all traps be visually inspected and all captured animals be removed at no greater than 48-hour intervals, and that rubber gloves be worn for skinning and handling of all furbearers.


Reporting and Tagging

To report your bobcat harvest electronically:

  1. Login to your online account.
  2. Under Current Registrations, click "New Registration".
  3. Select "Furbearer Harvest" from list of options and click "Continue".
  4. Fill out the requested information, then click "Register".
  5. After successfully registering your harvest, read the instructions on how to get your bobcat tagged.

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