To help North Dakota hunters prepare for hunting seasons in 2020, 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 2020 include:

Spring Turkey - April 11

Dove - September 1

Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion - September 4

Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel - September 12

Youth Deer - September 18

Youth Waterfowl - September 19

Early Resident Waterfowl - September 26

Pronghorn Gun - October 2

Waterfowl, Youth Pheasant - October 3

Pheasant, Fall Turkey - October 10

Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping - October 24

Deer Gun - November 6

Deer Muzzleloader - November 27