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.
Bighorn Sheep

Regular

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Canada Geese

Regular - Nonresident

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Regular - Resident

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Coot

Regular - Nonresident

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Regular - Resident Only

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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

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Fisher

Regular - Traps, cable devices

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Hungarian Partridge

Regular

Statewide

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Light Geese

Regular - Nonresident

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Regular - Resident Only

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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

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Mountain Lion

Early season

Zone 1

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Mule and White-tailed Deer

Bow

Statewide

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Gun

All Units

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Muzzleloader

Statewide

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Muskrat

Regular - Traps

Statewide

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Pronghorn

Regular

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Bow Only

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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

Statewide - See exception.

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Tree Squirrel

Regular

Statewide

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Tundra Swan

Regular

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Turkey

Fall - Regular

All Open Units

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Weasel

Regular - Traps

Statewide

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White-fronted Geese

Regular - Resident only

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Regular - Nonresident

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Wilson's Snipe

Regular

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Woodcock

Regular

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Ring-necked Pheasants (Youth Season)

Youth

Statewide

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Mule and White-tailed Deer (Youth Season)

Ages 11 (by the end of the calendar year), 12 and 13 – statewide antlerless white-tailed deer only

Statewide

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Ages 14 (by the end of the calendar year) and 15 – any deer (with exceptions)

Statewide

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Ages 14 (by the end of the calendar year) and 15 – antlered mule deer (unit restrictions)

Unit restrictions

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Turkey (Youth Spring Season)

Spring - Youth

All open units

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Ducks (Youth Waterfowl Season)

Youth Season

Statewide

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Light Geese (Spring Conservation Order)

Spring Conservation Order

Statewide

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Turkey (Spring Season)

Spring Regular

All open units

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River Otter

Regular - Traps, cable devices

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