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Tentative 2013 Season Opening Dates

Monday, November 26, 2012

To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2013, 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 2013 include:


Spring Crow

March 9

Spring Turkey

April 13

Fall Crow

August 10

Early Canada Goose

August 15

Deer Bow, Mountain Lion

August 30


September 1

Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel

September 14

Youth Waterfowl, Sandhill Crane

September 14

Youth Deer

September 20

Early Resident Waterfowl

September 21

Regular Waterfowl

September 28

Youth Pheasant

October 5

Pheasant, Fall Turkey

October 12

Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping

October 26

Deer Gun

November 8

Deer Muzzleloader

November 29