North Dakota's 2011 Tentative Season Opening Dates

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To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2011, 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.

2011 Tentative Season Opening Dates

Season and Tentative Opening Date

  • Spring Crow March 12
  • Spring Turkey April 9
  • Fall Crow August 13
  • Dove September 1
  • Deer and Pronghorn* Bow,Mountain Lion September 2
  • Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel September 10
  • Youth Deer September 16
  • Youth Waterfowl, Sandhill Crane September 17
  • Early Resident Waterfowl September 24
  • Pronghorn* Gun September 30
  • Youth Pheasant, Regular Waterfowl October 1
  • Pheasant, Fall Turkey October 8
  • Deer Gun November 4
  • Deer Muzzleloader November 25
  • Important note: *If pronghorn season is offered.


hunter25's picture

I have looked at South Dakota

I have looked at South Dakota some but have not given North Dakotw much thought. I know South has a lot of antelope if the winter doesn't bury them but not sure on the north. Apparently it is not a very large herd by the note listed on there.

I usually look to antelope first as it is the easiest to do in a new area without a lot of planning. My goal is to ad as many states as possible to my hunted list over the next few years so maybe I will have to give North Dakota a better look.

jaybe's picture

It looks like North Dakota

It looks like North Dakota has a pretty good variety of animals and birds to hunt. I don't see quail on there, but there aren't many of them that far north, I guess.

I notice that pronghorn may or may not be offered - must be that the herd is not doing all that great. Again, I wonder if it's the harsh winters that has affected the antelope population. It sure does get cold up there! I recall that when I was in the Army, I met a guy who had been stationed at the Air Force base at Minot. He said it was so cold up there in the dead of winter that they never shut the vehicles off - they just kept refueling them around the clock so the oil in the crankcases wouldn't freeze up.