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Tentative 2020 Season Opening Dates

To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2020, 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 2020 include:

Spring Turkey

April 11


September 1

Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion              

September 4

Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel

September 12

Youth Deer

September 18

Youth Waterfowl

September 19

Early Resident Waterfowl

September 26

Pronghorn Gun

October 2

Waterfowl, Youth Pheasant

October 3

Pheasant, Fall Turkey

October 10

Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping

October 24

Deer Gun

November 6

Deer Muzzleloader

November 27