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North Dakota - 2016 Season

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Season / UnitDatesNotes
September TealTBABlue-winged teal only.
Early Canada GooseTBA
Ducks, Coots and Mergansers
Sep 24Area east of the High Plains Unit.
Ducks, Coots and Mergansers
Oct 1"
Canada Geese
White-fronted Geese
Residents: Sep 24 - TBA
Non-Residents: Oct 1 - TBA
West of a line beginning at the SD border, then north on US-83 and I-94 to ND-41, then north to ND-53, then west to U.S. Hwy 83, then north on to US-2, then west to the Williams County line, then north and west along the Williams and Divide county lines to the Canadian border.
Light GeeseFeb 20 - May 15
Res: Sep 24 - TBA
Non-Res: Oct 1 - TBA
Tundra SwansOct 1 - TBAOpen to licensed falconers. Falconry also permitted during regular seasons.
Special Extended FalconryTBAOpen to licensed hunters age 15 or younger while accompanied by a non-hunting adult age 18 or older
YouthSep 17 - TBA

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpeciesDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck6, including no more than:
  • 5 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasback
Teal2 blue-winged
Merganser5, max. 2 hooded mergansers
Light GooseSpring: No bag or possession limit
Fall: 50, no possession limit
Canada Goose8 statewide
5 in MO River Zone
White-fronted Goose3
Tundra Swan1 per season per permit
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
General1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
All Regular Goose Seasons1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 pm CDT through Oct 31
1/2 hour before sunrise to 2 pm CST Nov 1 to end of season
All Regular Goose Seasons
Extended hours
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset on Sat & Wed from Sep 26 - Nov 25
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset on Sat, Sun & Wed from Nov 26 to end of season
Spring Light Goose1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ShotgunBetween .410 gauge and 10 gauge loaded with shot. Incapable of holding more than three shells.
ShotMust be non-toxic
ArcheryHand-operated bows only
FalconryPermitted during dates listed above