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White-Tailed and Mule Deer Hunting

General Information

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

Lottery - Yes

ND Resident Only - No

Has Youth Season - Yes

Season Dates

Season Dates
Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Deer, Mule and White-tailed Bow Statewide Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailed Regular All Units Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailed (Youth Season) Youth Season Statewide Finalized
Deer, White-tailed only Muzzleloader Statewide Finalized

Lottery Information

Application Deadline: (Date Finalized)

Unit Map

Deer hunting units map

Season Notes

Hunters can purchase additional, concurrent season deer licenses Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. Central Time. There is no limit on the number of concurrent season licenses a hunter can purchase.

Concurrent season licenses can be used during the archery season with a bow; deer gun season with a bow, rifle or muzzleloader; or during the muzzleloader season with a muzzleloader. However, youth under 14 (at the end of the calendar year) will be issued a concurrent season license for archery only.

Hunters with concurrent season licenses are restricted to the type of antlerless deer printed on the license and must hunt in the unit in which the license is assigned.

  • Seasons open at noon CT on the opening day.

  • Landowners interested in a 2023 deer gratis license may apply online. The deadline for applying is June 7.

  • Online lottery applications for the gun seasons are generally made available in early May.

  • Special Allocation Lottery Applications are accepted between October 1 and January 1 each year. NOTE: Applications submitted prior to October 1 will not be accepted.

  • Nonresident Any Deer Archery online lottery applications are available between March 15 and April 15 each year. Hunters can apply online during that time period.

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