North Dakota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 8 –
January 6, 2019

North Dakota Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$30 (Small Game with habitat stamp)

Non-Resident License Fees:
$122 (14-day total with habitat stamp)
$100 for each additional 14-day period

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

North Dakota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 8 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Sharptail Grouse

North Dakota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 8 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Hungarian Partridge

North Dakota Hungarian Partridge Season

September 8 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

North Dakota Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 6 – January 6, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

Prairie Chicken

North Dakota Prairie Chicken Season

Closed in 2016 due to low populations

Woodcock

North Dakota Woodcock Season

September 22 – November 5, 2018

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Ruffwear

2015 Gift Guide for Bird Hunters

‘Tis the giving season once again. It has been another solid year of putting outdoor gear to the test. Contributors Kali Parmley and Britney Starr add their wishes to this year’s list for outfitting the bird hunters in your life.   Having dogs share the load can save a lot of leg on a pack-in … Read more

Upland Bird Conservation Quail

Why America’s Hidden Birds Count

The release of the latest State of the Birds Report confirms Americans are faced with the loss of some of our most iconic game birds. The report, first produced in 2009, called attention to the dire need for conservation action, but seven years later, the number of resident game birds continues to decline and has … Read more