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

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Regular - Cable Devices

Statewide

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Beaver

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

Statewide

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

Regular - Cable devices on land within 50 feet of water

Statewide

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Regular - Cable devices on land

Statewide

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Bighorn Sheep

Regular

Units 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 - Nonresident

Zone 2

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Zone 3

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Zone 1

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Regular - Resident

Zone 3

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Zone 2

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Zone 1

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Coot

Regular - Nonresident

Low Plains Unit

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High Plains Unit

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Regular - Resident Only

Low Plains Unit

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High Plains Unit

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Regular

High Plains Unit

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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

Spring - Regular

Statewide

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Fall - Regular

Statewide

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Regular - Spring

Statewide

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Doves

Regular

Statewide

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Ducks

Regular

High Plains Unit

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Regular - Nonresident

High Plains Unit

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Low Plains Unit

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Regular - Resident Only

High Plains Unit

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Low Plains Unit

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Elk

Bow Only

Units E1E, E1W, E2, E6

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Regular

Units E1E, E1W, E2

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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 areas only

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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 - Cable devices

Statewide

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Regular - Firearms at night

Statewide

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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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Mergansers

Regular

High Plains Unit

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Regular - Nonresident

High Plains Unit

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Low Plains Unit

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Regular - Resident Only

High Plains Unit

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Low Plains Unit

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Mink

Regular - Traps

Statewide

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