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:
Deer and Pronghorn Bow, Mountain Lion
Sharptail, Hun, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel
Early Resident Waterfowl
Waterfowl, Youth Pheasant
Pheasant, Fall Turkey
Mink, Muskrat, Weasel Trapping