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North Dakota Hunting Seasons

2021 Season Dates

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 - Day hunting: firearms, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, archery equipment (including crossbows) and pursued with dogs. | Traps (year-round)

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Badger

Regular - Cable Devices

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Badger

Beaver

Regular - Cable devices on land

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Beaver

Regular - Cable devices on land within 50 feet of water

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Beaver

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

Statewide

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

Bighorn Sheep

Regular

UNITS B1, B3, B4

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Bighorn Sheep

Bobcat

Regular - Firearms, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, archery equipment (including crossbows), traps, cable devices (snares), pursuing with dogs

Zone 2

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Bobcat

Regular - Firearms, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, archery equipment (including crossbows), traps

Zone 1

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Bobcat

Canada Geese

Regular - Nonresident

Eastern Zone

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Canada Geese

Western Zone

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Canada Geese

Missouri River Zone

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Canada Geese

Regular - Resident

Missouri River Zone

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Canada Geese

Western Zone

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Canada Geese

Eastern Zone

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Canada Geese

Coyote

Regular - Day hunting, traps

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Coyote

Regular - Night hunting

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Coyote

Regular - Cable devices

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Coyote

Crow

Spring - Regular

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Crow

Fall - Regular

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Crow

Doves

Regular

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Doves

Ducks and Coots

Regular - Nonresident

Low Plains Unit

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Ducks and Coots

High Plains Unit (1)

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Ducks and Coots

Regular - Resident

Low Plains Unit

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Ducks and Coots

High Plains Unit (1)

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Ducks and Coots

Regular - Resident/Nonresident

High Plains Unit (2)

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Ducks and Coots

Veteran/Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Season

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Ducks and Coots

Elk

Regular

E1E, E2

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Elk

E1W

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Elk

E3, E4

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Elk

E5

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Elk

E6

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Elk

E6

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Elk

Bow

E1E, E1W, E2, E6

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Elk

Fisher

Regular - Traps, cable devices

Open Area Only

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Fisher

Fox (Red and Gray)

Regular - Day hunting, traps

Statewide

Open Year-round Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Fox (Red and Gray)

Regular - Night hunting

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Fox (Red and Gray)

Regular - Cable devices

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Fox (Red and Gray)

Hungarian Partridge

Regular

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Hungarian Partridge

Light Geese

Regular - Nonresident

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Light Geese

Mergansers

Regular - Resident

High Plains Unit (1)

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Mergansers

Low Plains Unit

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline Date Status: TentativeHunting Information - Mergansers

Regular - Nonresident

High Plains Unit (1)

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Mergansers

Low Plains Unit

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Mergansers

Regular - Resident/Nonresident

High Plains Unit (2)

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Mergansers

Mink

Cable Devices, Firearms, Archery Equipment

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Mink

Regular - Traps

Statewide

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Mink

Moose

Regular

M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Moose

Bow

M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedLottery Deadline: Lottery Deadline Date Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Moose

Mountain Lion

Conditional Season

Zone 1

Season Dates Status: TentativeHunting Information - Mountain Lion

Early season

Zone 1

Opens: Closes: Season Dates Status: FinalizedHunting Information - Mountain Lion