Tundra swans in field

Tundra Swan Hunting

Has Youth Season

No

ND Resident Only

No

Lottery

Yes

Season Dates

Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Regular Statewide Finalized

Lottery Information

Application Deadline: (Date Finalized)
Date Applications Available: Late July

License Requirements

Residents must possess the following licenses:

  • Harvest Information Program registration
  • Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate
  • Small Game License (Not required of residents under age 16) and General Game and Habitat License
    or
    Combination License (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses)
  • Federal migratory bird stamp (duck stamp) - required of all hunters 16 years of age and older.
  • Tundra Swan permit

Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:

  • Harvest Information Program registration
  • Nonresident Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License
  • Federal migratory bird stamp (duck stamp) - required of all hunters 16 years of age and older.
  • Nonresident waterfowl license - two types are available:
    • A statewide license, good for two 7-day periods or one 14-day period, or
    • A zone-restricted license that requires the nonresident to select hunting zones (see **Nonresident Waterfowl Hunting Zones below) according to the following restrictions:
      1. A nonresident must select Zone 1 or Zone 2 for one seven-day period and Zone 3 for the other seven-day period,  or
      2. Zone 3 for the full 14 days or two seven-day periods,  or
      3. Zones 1 and 3 concurrently for the same 7-day period or zones 2 and 3 concurrently for the same 7-day period. This option effectively reduces the license to seven days only, as the two 7-day periods are run at the same time.
  • Tundra Swan permit

Regulations

Species Specific Regulations

Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.

A total of 2,700 licenses were issued by lottery. Successful applicants receive a tag allowing harvest of one swan during the season. Only one tag is allowed per hunter. In no case is it legal to possess a swan unless it is properly tagged. Since swans are waterfowl, nonresidents may hunt them only during the period that their nonresident waterfowl license is valid and must stay within selected zones (exception – statewide license does not restrict hunters to zones).