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 - Firearms, traps, archery equipment, pursue with dogs

Statewide

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

Regular - Cable Devices

Statewide

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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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Bighorn Sheep

Regular

B1, B3, B4

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Bobcat

Regular - Firearms, Traps, Archery Equipment

South and west of the Missouri River only

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Regular - Cable Devices, Pursue with Dogs

South and west of the Missouri River only

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Canada Geese

Regular - Resident

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Regular - Nonresident

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Coot

Regular - Resident Only

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Regular - Nonresident

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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 - Firearms at night

Statewide

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Regular - Cable devices

Statewide

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Crow

Fall - Regular

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Regular - Spring

Statewide

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Doves

Regular

Statewide

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Ducks

Regular - Resident Only

High Plains Unit

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Low Plains Unit

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Regular - Nonresident

High Plains Unit

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Low Plains Unit

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Elk

Regular

E1E, E1W, E2, E6

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E3, E4

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E5

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Regular (1)

E6

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Regular (2)

E6

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Bow

E1E, E1W, E2, E6

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Fisher

Regular - Traps, cable devices

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Fox (Red and Gray)

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

Statewide

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

Regular - Firearms at night

Statewide

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Regular - Cable devices

Statewide

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Hungarian Partridge

Regular

Statewide

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Light Geese

Regular - Resident Only

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Regular - Nonresident

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Mergansers

Regular - Resident Only

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Regular - Nonresident

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Mink

Regular - Traps

Statewide

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Moose

Regular

M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11

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Bow Only

M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11

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Mountain Lion

Early season

Zone 1

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Zone 1

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Regular Season 

Zone 2

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Late Season

Zone 1

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Conditional Season

Zone 1

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Mule and White-tailed Deer

Muzzleloader

Statewide

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Bow

Statewide

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Gun

All Units

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Muskrat

Regular - Traps

Statewide

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Pronghorn

Regular

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Bow Only

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