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North Dakota



Deer Hunting Seasons

White-tailed and Mule Deer Hunting Seasons

Season Dates

SeasonHunting UnitsOpensClosesSeason Dates Status
Deer, Mule and White-tailedBowStatewide09/01/202301/07/2024Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailedRegularAll Units11/10/202311/26/2023Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailedMuzzleloaderStatewide12/01/202312/17/2023Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailed (Youth Season)Youth SeasonStatewide09/15/202309/24/2023Finalized
SeasonHunting UnitsOpensClosesSeason Dates Status
Youth SeasonStatewide09/16/202209/25/2022Finalized
RegularAll Units11/04/202211/20/2022Finalized

Season Notes

Hunters can purchase additional, concurrent season deer licenses Aug. 16 at 8 a.m. Central Time. There is no limit on the number of concurrent season licenses a hunter can purchase.

Concurrent season licenses can be used during the archery season with a bow; deer gun season with a bow, rifle or muzzleloader; or during the muzzleloader season with a muzzleloader. However, youth under 14 (at the end of the calendar year) will be issued a concurrent season license for archery only.

Hunters with concurrent season licenses are restricted to the type of antlerless deer printed on the license and must hunt in the unit in which the license is assigned.

Lottery Information

Application Deadline: Wed, 06/07/2023 (Date Finalized

License Requirements

Residents must possess the following licenses:

  • Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License or
  • Combination License, (includes Small Game, General Game and Habitat, Furbearer, and Fishing licenses)
  • Deer License

Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:

  • Nonresident Fishing, Hunting and Furbearer Certificate
  • General Game and Habitat License
  • Deer License

Military Deer Gun Licenses

  • A resident of North Dakota who is a member of the United States Armed Forces stationed outside this state, who shows proof of North Dakota residency, including a driver’s license number or a non-driver photo identification number from this state, and who pays the appropriate licensing fee, is eligible to be issued a deer gun season license without having to participate in the lottery.
  • North Dakota residents who were on federal active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces under Title 10, stationed outside of the state during the previous year’s deer gun season, and who received the expeditionary medal or campaign badge, and submit an application and appropriate license fee by the deer gun application deadline, are eligible for one white-tailed deer gun license in the unit of their choice, without having to participate in the lottery. Applications received after the deer gun deadline will be issued licenses based on availability.