Tentative Start Dates for North Dakota Hunting Seasons

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To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2010, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates for the coming year.

Dates become official when approved by governor's proclamation. Tentative opening dates for 2010 include:

2010 Tentative Season Opening Dates

  • Spring Crow March 13
  • Spring Turkey April 10
  • Fall Crow August 21
  • Dove September 1
  • Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion September 3
  • Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel September 11
  • Youth Deer September 17
  • Youth Waterfowl, Sandhill Crane September 18
  • Early Resident Waterfowl September 25
  • Pronghorn Gun October 1
  • Youth Pheasant, Regular Waterfowl October 2
  • Pheasant, Fall Turkey October 9
  • Deer Gun November 5
  • Deer Muzzleloader November 26