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Father and daughter deer hunting

Special Youth Deer Season

General Information


Lottery   |   ND Resident Only   |   Has Youth Season

Lottery

ND Resident Only

Has Youth Season


Season Dates

Season Dates
Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Deer, Mule and White-tailed (Youth Season) Youth Season Statewide Finalized

Lottery Information

Application Deadline: (Date Finalized)

Unit Map

Hunting units map - 1 statewide unit

#1 and #2 (see "Season Notes" section)

Deer hunting units map

#3 (see "Season Notes" section)

Season Notes

To apply for a youth deer tag, log into the online system. On the “My Account” page click on the “Apply” button under the “Lottery/Gratis” section and then enter the required personal information.

Nonlottery

1. Ages 11 (by the end of the calendar year), 12 and 13 – statewide antlerless white-tailed deer only. The license application deadline is midnight September 1 (no lottery).

2. Ages 14 (by the end of the calendar year) and 15 – statewide any deer is legal, except antlered mule deer in units 3B1, 3B2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. The license application deadline is midnight September 1 (no lottery). NOTE: This license is a once-per-lifetime license. If your child takes advantage of this license when they are 14, they cannot apply for it again at 15. They would need to apply in the regular deer lottery.


Lottery

3. Ages 14 (by the end of the calendar year) and 15 – antlered mule deer in units 3B1, 3B2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F. This license is allocated by lottery. The lottery deadline is June 8, 2022. Those possessing restricted antlered mule deer licenses may hunt only in their designated unit the entire season. NOTE: If you apply for one of these restricted licenses and are unsuccessful, you will automatically be issued a statewide youth deer license (see #2 directly above). In addition, this license is a once-per-lifetime license. If your child takes advantage of this license when they are 14, they cannot apply for it again at 15. They would need to apply in the regular deer lottery.

Notes:

  • Orange clothing required for youth hunters and mentors.
  • Antlerless White-tailed Deer for Ages 11 (by the end of the calendar year), 12 and 13 – The license is valid only during the dates of the youth season.
  • Youth Deer – Ages 14 (by the end of the calendar year) and 15 - If the licensee is unsuccessful in harvesting a deer during the youth deer season, the license is also valid during the regular deer gun season. Restricted youth antlered mule deer licenses are valid only for the specific unit during either season.

Eligibility Requirements


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