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North Dakota Small Game Hunting Season Dates

North Dakota Small Game Seasons

North Dakota offers various small game hunting seasons throughout the year. Here are the details for small game hunting seasons in the state:

Rabbit

  • Start Date (Tentative): January 1, 2023
  • End Date (Tentative): December 31, 2023
  • Note: Rabbit hunting is allowed all year statewide, with specific tentative dates.

Raccoon

Raccoon-Regular (Firearms, traps, underwater cable devices, archery equipment, pursue with dogs)

  • Start Date (Tentative): April 1, 2023
  • End Date (Tentative): March 31, 2024
  • Unit: Statewide

Raccoon-Regular (Cable devices on land)

  • Start Date (Tentative): November 21, 2023
  • End Date (Tentative): March 15, 2024
  • Unit: Statewide

Raccoon-Regular (Cable devices on land within 50 ft. of water)

  • Start Date (Tentative): March 16, 2023
  • End Date (Tentative): May 10, 2023
  • Unit: Statewide

Squirrel & Weasel

Badger Season

  • Start Date: 4/1/2023
  • End Date: 3/31/2024
  • Note: Badger hunting is allowed year-round with traps. Day hunting is permitted using firearms, pre-charged pneumatic air guns, archery equipment including crossbows, and pursuit with dogs.

Regular (Statewide) - Traps

  • Start Date: 22-Oct
  • End Date: 10-May
  • Unit: Statewide

Regular (Statewide)

  • Start Date: 11/20/2023
  • Unit: Statewide
  • Method: Cable Devices

Beaver

Beaver (Regular) Firearms, traps, underwater cable devices, archery equipment

  • Start Date: 1-Apr
  • End Date: 31-Mar
  • Unit: Statewide

Beaver (Regular) Cable devices on land

  • Start Date: 20-Nov
  • End Date: 15-Mar
  • Unit: Statewide

Beaver (Regular) Cable devices on land within 50 feet of water

  • Start Date: 15-Mar
  • End Date: 10-May
  • Unit: Statewide

Muskrat

Muskrat (Regular - Traps)

  • Start Date: 22-Oct
  • End Date: 10-May
  • Unit: Statewide

Muskrat (Regular - Cable Devices, Firearms, Archery Equipment)

  • Start Date: 21-Nov
  • End Date: 10-May
  • Unit: Statewide

Mink

Mink (Regular - Traps)

  • Start Date (Tentative): October 22, 2023
  • End Date (Tentative): May 10, 2024
  • Unit: Statewide

Mink (Cable Devices, Firearms, Archery Equipment)

  • Start Date (Tentative): November 21, 2023
  • End Date (Tentative): May 10, 2024
  • Unit: Statewide

Hunters should be aware of the specific start and end dates, units, and methods for each small game hunting season and comply with all applicable regulations set by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

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