North Dakota Hunting Seasons – Update

Welcome to the North Dakota Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2022-2023.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for North Dakota?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

North Dakota hunting provides opportunities for the hunter to chase a wide range of species during hunting season. These include:-

White-tailed Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Turkey plus a wide range of small game and game bird hunting.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

North Dakota Deer and Elk Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

White-tailed Deer (Firearms) Nov 8-24
White-Tailed Deer (Muzzleloader) Nov 29-Dec 15
White-Tailed Deer (Bow) Aug 30-Jan 5
Mule Deer (Firearms) Nov 8-24
Mule Deer (Muzzleloader) Nov 29-Dec 15
Mule Deer (Bow) Aug 30-Jan 5
Elk (Firearms) Sept 9-Dec 31
Elk (Bow) Sept 6-29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

North Dakota Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Spring Apr 13- May 19
Fall Oct 12 – Jan 5
Spring (Youth) Apr 13- May 19

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

North Dakota Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Fox Open All Year
Bobcat Nov 9 – Mar 15
Coyote Open All Year
Mountain Lion Aug 30 – Mar 31
Raccoon Open All Year
Prairie Dog Open All Year
Squirrel Open all Year
Rabbit Open All Year

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

North Dakota Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Ducks Sept 21 – Dec 1
Canada Geese Sept 21 – Dec 27
Ruffed Grouse Sept 14 – Jan 5
Doves Sept 1 – Nov 29
Light Geese Sept 21 – Dec 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Different seasons apply for residents and non-residents

North Dakota Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Bighorn Sheep Nov 1-Dec 31
Moose (General) Oct 11-Nov 3
Moose (Bow) Sept 6-29
Pronghorn (General) Oct 4-20
Pronghorn (Bow) Aug 30-Sept 22

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

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Good Luck!!