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2022 Tentative Season Opening 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 2022 include:

2022 Tentative Season Opening Dates
Season Tentative Open Date
Spring Turkey April 9
Dove September 1
Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion September 2
Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel September 10
Youth Deer September 16
Youth Waterfowl September 17
Early Resident Waterfowl September 24
Youth Pheasant, Regular Waterfowl October 1
Pronghorn Gun October 7
Pheasant, Fall Turkey October 8
Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping October 22
Deer Gun November 4
Deer Muzzleloader November 25