Game and Fish Sets Tentative 2023 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 2023 include:

Spring Turkey                                                 April 8

Dove                                                               Sept. 1

Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion      Sept. 1

Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel         Sept. 9

Youth Deer                                                      Sept. 15

Youth Waterfowl                                             Sept. 16

Early Resident Waterfowl                               Sept. 23

Youth Pheasant, Regular Waterfowl              Sept. 30

Pronghorn Gun                                               Oct. 6

Pheasant                                                         Oct. 7

Fall Turkey                                                      Oct. 14

Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping                    Oct. 28

Deer Gun                                                        Nov. 10 

Deer Muzzleloader                                          Dec. 1