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Moose Hunting

Has Youth Season
ND Resident Only
See Regulations
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.

Season Dates

Season Dates
Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Bow Tentative
Regular 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)
  • Moose License


  • Nonresidents may participate in the Game Warden Museum moose 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
    • General Game and Habitat License


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

Other Unit/Season Specific Restrictions for Moose

All moose license holders are able to hunt during the regular season (any legal firearm or bow) and the bow season (bows only) but are restricted to unit and type of moose designated on license.