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2021 Tentative Season Dates

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates to help hunters prepare for hunting seasons.

Dates become official when approved by governor’s proclamation. Tentative opening dates for 2021 include:

2021 Tentative Season Opening Dates
Season Tentative Open Date
Spring Turkey April 10
Dove September 1
Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion September 3
Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel September 11
Youth Deer September 17
Youth Waterfowl September 18
Early Resident Waterfowl September 25
Pronghorn Gun October 1
Regular Waterfowl, Youth Pheasant October 2
Pheasant, Fall Turkey October 9
Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping October 23
Deer Gun November 5