We set out to create the most simplified guide to North Dakota hunting seasons for 2022-2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
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North Dakota is best known for deer hunting but it offers other big game like Elk, Bighorn sheep, Moose, Mountain Lion, and Pronghorn. They also have spring and fall Turkey seasons. They have Furbearers such as badgers, beaver, bobcat, and coyote. The state has just 5% (2.1 million acres) of its land in public ownership. The state isn't very populated and has a low hunter population as well so your chances of getting a trophy quality deer are very high here! Some of the best counties to hunt are Burleigh, McHenry, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Ward, and Williams. North Dakota has very cold winters so plan on layering your clothes!
Archery: September 3, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Youth Seasons: September 9, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Gun: November 5, 2021 - November 21, 2021
Muzzleloader: November 26, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Fall Regular: October 9, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Spring Regular / Youth: April 10, 2022 - May 16, 2022
Archery Only: September 3, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Gun or Bow: October 1, 2021 - October 17, 2021
Bighorn Sheep Regular: October 29, 2021 - December 31, 2021
See the map below for a breakdown of ND's hunting zones:
Bag limits vary by what you're hunting and where so check the official ND site before your hunt.
Deer gun, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, tundra swan and wild turkey licenses are issued by lottery and require special application procedures.
Hunters have to wear a minimum of 400 square inches of orange during when hunting big game with firearms.
Official State Site: https://gf.nd.gov/
In North Dakota deer hunting season opens September 3, 2021 for bow and November 5, 2021 for gun.
You can buy the ND hunting license online here https://gf.nd.gov/buy-apply
In ND you can hunt deer, elk, antelope, sheep, moose, turkey, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, dove, goose, duck and more.