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Youth with pheasant he harvested

Special Youth Pheasant Season

Has Youth Season
ND Resident Only
This season has closed.

Season Dates

Season Dates
Season Hunting Units Opens Closes Season Dates Status
Youth Statewide Finalized

License Requirements

Residents must possess the following licenses:

  • Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate
  • Small Game License (Not required of residents under age 16) and General Game and Habitat License
    Combination License (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses)

Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:

  • Fishing, Hunting, Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License
  • Nonresident Small Game License (good for two 7-day periods or one 14-day period)
  • Nonresident Youth Hunting Licenses - A nonresident under age 16 need only purchase a North Dakota resident fishing, hunting and furbearer certificate and a North Dakota resident general game and habitat license to hunt small game and waterfowl, except swans and wild turkeys; provided that the nonresident's state of residence, or province or territory of Canada, provides a reciprocal licensing agreement for North Dakota residents who are also under age 16. (Currently states of AL, AR, CO, CT, ID, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NJ, NY, OH, SC, TN, TX, WA and WI qualify.) To be eligible, a nonresident youth must not turn 16 before September 1 of the year for which the license is issued, and must possess a certificate of completion for a certified hunter education course. The nonresident youth may only hunt under the supervision of an adult family member or legal guardian who is licensed to hunt small game or waterfowl in this state and is subject to the same regulations as that youth's adult family member or legal guardian. Youth from states that do not qualify for reciprocity must obtain required adult nonresident licenses.


Legally licensed residents and nonresidents ages 15 and younger may hunt pheasants statewide on October 2-3. An adult of at least 18 years of age must accompany the youth pheasant hunter in the field. This adult may not carry a fi rearm and may not hunt any species of wildlife. Daily limit and hunting hours are the same as the regular season.

Species Specific Regulations
Limit Type Amount
Daily Limit 3
Possession Limit 6
Shooting Hours 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.