North Dakota

During the North Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season, Muzzleloading long guns of .45 caliber or larger, and handguns .50 caliber or larger, loaded through the muzzle, with flint or percussion ignition, firing black powder or black powder substitutes are legal. Smokeless powders are not legal. Telescopic sights are prohibited. No magnification (1x) scopes are legal. Muzzleloading rifles or single shot muzzleloader pistols must be .50 caliber or larger to hunt Elk/Moose/Sheep. For Deer muzzleloading rifles of .45 caliber or larger, are legal for deer.

North Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season 2023-2024

Hunting UnitsOpensClosesSeason Dates Status
Deer, Mule and White-tailedBowStatewide09/01/202301/07/2024Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailedRegularAll Units11/10/202311/26/2023Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailedMuzzleloaderStatewide12/01/202312/17/2023Finalized
Deer, Mule and White-tailed (Youth Season)Youth SeasonStatewide09/15/202309/24/2023Finalized

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North Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulations

Offering a wide variety of big game, North Dakota is one of the best places in the US to hunt with a black powder muzzleloader.

North Dakota Muzzleloader Hunting Season
Note: Not all lands owned by the agencies listed below are open to hunting. Please review the current hunting guides and PLOTS guide for specific lands open to hunting. Contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department or the manager of the land on which you wish to hunt if you have questions.
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