Tentative 2021 Season Opening Dates


The North Dakota Game and Fish Department annually provides its best estimate for opening dates to help hunters prepare for hunting seasons.

Dates become official when approved by governor's proclamation. Tentative opening dates for 2021 include:

Spring Turkey

April 10


September 1

Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion

September 3

Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel

September 11

Youth Deer

September 17

Youth Waterfowl

September 18

Early Resident Waterfowl

September 25

Pronghorn Gun

October 1

Regular Waterfowl, Youth Pheasant

October 2

Pheasant, Fall Turkey

October 9

Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping

October 23

Deer Gun

November 5

Deer Muzzleloader

November 26