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Mourning doves

Doves

Has Youth Season
No
ND Resident Only
No
Lottery
No
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.

Season Dates

Season Dates
Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Regular Statewide Tentative

License Requirements

Residents must possess the following licenses:

  • Harvest Information Program registration (exception: not required to hunt crows)
  • Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate
  • Small Game License (Not required of residents under age 16) and General Game and Habitat License
    or
    Combination License (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses)

Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:

  • Harvest Information Program registration (exception: not required to hunt crows)
  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License
  • Nonresident Small Game License (good for two 7-day periods or one 14-day period)

Regulations

--- The following is from the 2020 season. This information will be updated for 2021 after the 2021 proclamation has been signed. ---

Species Specific Regulations
Limit Type Amount
Daily Limit 15
Possession Limit 45
Shooting Hours 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

In addition to mourning doves, the bag limit includes Eurasian collared doves. It is illegal to shoot doves or other birds resting on utility lines or fixtures adjacent to such lines.