North Dakota Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the North Dakota Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

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 Seasons Dates

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 CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
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 CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
SpringApr 13- May 19
FallOct 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 CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
FoxOpen All Year
BobcatNov 9 – Mar 15
CoyoteOpen All Year
Mountain LionAug 30 – Mar 31
RaccoonOpen All Year
Prairie DogOpen All Year
SquirrelOpen all Year
RabbitOpen All Year

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

North Dakota Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
DucksSept 21 – Dec 1
Canada GeeseSept 21 – Dec 27
Ruffed GrouseSept 14 – Jan 5
DovesSept 1 – Nov 29
Light GeeseSept 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 CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Bighorn SheepNov 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.