Tentative 2018 Season Opening Dates

To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2018, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year.

Dates become official when approved by governor’s proclamation. Tentative opening dates for 2018 include:

Spring TurkeyApril 14
Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain LionAugust 31
DoveSeptember 1
Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, SquirrelSeptember 8
Youth DeerSeptember 14
Youth WaterfowlSeptember 15
Early Resident WaterfowlSeptember 22
Regular Waterfowl, Youth PheasantSeptember 29
Pronghorn GunOctober 5
PheasantOctober 6
Fall TurkeyOctober 13
Mink, Muskrat, Weasel TrappingOctober 27
Deer GunNovember 9
Deer MuzzleloaderNovember 30