The following is a listing of North Dakota Hunting Seasons (alphabetical by species). Note: Species that have youth seasons or split spring/fall seasons will be listed multiple times in the species selection box.

Note: Dates listed as TENTATIVE are subject to change until their proclamation has been signed.

Be sure to select the correct date range as many seasons cross the calendar year.
For example:

  • The 2017-2018 pheasant season was from 10/07/2017 – 01/07/2018.
  • The 2018-2019 pheasant season dates are 10/06/2018-01/06/2019.
Badger

Regular - Cable Devices

Statewide

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Regular - Firearms, traps, archery equipment, pursue with dogs

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedMore Hunting Information
Beaver

Regular - Cable devices on land

Statewide

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Regular - Cable devices on land within 50 feet of water

Statewide

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Regular - Firearms, traps, underwater cable devices, archery equipment

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedMore Hunting Information
Bighorn Sheep

Regular

UNITS B1, B3, B4

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Bobcat

Regular - Firearms, Traps, Archery Equipment

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Regular - Cable Devices, Pursue with Dogs

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Canada Geese

Early Resident

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Regular

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Coyote

Regular - Firearms, traps, archery equipment, pursue with dogs

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedMore Hunting Information

Regular - Cable Devices, Firearms at Night

Statewide

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Crow

Spring - Regular

Statewide

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Fall - Regular

Statewide

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Doves

Regular

Statewide

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Ducks

Early Resident

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Regular

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Elk

Bow

UNITS E1E, E1W, E2, E6

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Regular

UNITS E1E, E2

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UNIT E1W

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UNITS E3, E4

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UNIT E5

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UNIT E6

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UNIT E6

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Fisher

Regular - Traps, cable devices

Open Area

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Fox (Red and Gray)

Regular - Cable devices, Firearms at Night

Statewide

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Regular - Firearms, traps, archery equipment, pursue with dogs

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedMore Hunting Information
Hungarian Partridge

Regular

Statewide

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Light Geese

Regular - Resident Only

Statewide

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Regular - Nonresident

Statewide

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Mink

Regular - Traps

Statewide

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Cable Devices, Firearms, Archery Equipment

Statewide

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Moose

Regular

UNITS M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11

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Bow

UNITS M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11

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Mountain Lion

Late Season

Zone 1

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Regular Season 

Zone 2

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Early season

Zone 1

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Deer, Mule and White-tailed

Regular

All Units

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Bow

Statewide

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Muzzleloader

Statewide

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Muskrat

Regular - Traps

Statewide

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Regular - Cable Devices, Firearms, Archery Equipment

Statewide

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Pronghorn

Regular

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Raccoon

Regular - Cable devices on land within 50 ft. of water

Statewide

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Regular - Cable devices on land

Statewide

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Regular - Firearms, traps, underwater cable devices, archery equipment, pursue with dogs

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedMore Hunting Information
Ring-necked Pheasants

Regular (Male Pheasants Only)

Statewide

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Ruffed Grouse

Regular

Restricted

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Sandhill Crane

Regular

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Sharp-tailed Grouse

Regular

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