Tentative 2019 Season Opening Dates

To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2019, 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 2019 include:


Spring Turkey

April 13

Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion

August 30


September 1

Youth Deer

September 13

Grouse, Partridge, Squirrel

September 14

Youth Waterfowl

September 14

Early Resident Waterfowl

September 21

Regular Waterfowl

September 28

Pronghorn Gun

October 4

Youth Pheasant

October 5

Pheasant, Fall Turkey

October 12

Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping

October 26

Deer Gun

November 8

Deer Muzzleloader

November 29