Junior Pheasant Weekend October 1-2

BISMARCK, ND (G&F) – North Dakota’s two-day young pheasant season, Oct. 1-2, is a great opportunity to introduce a new outdoor hunter with limited competition.

That’s when legally licensed residents and nonresidents age 15 and younger can hunt rooster pheasants statewide. An adult at least 18 years old must accompany the young hunter in the field. The adult cannot carry a firearm.

Resident youth hunters must possess a fishing, hunting and fur certificate and a general hunting and habitat license. Young hunters who are not residents of states that provide a reciprocal license agreement for North Dakota residents are eligible for North Dakota resident licenses. Otherwise, nonresident junior hunters must purchase a nonresident small game hunting license.

Hunters over the age of 12 must have passed a certified hunter education course or obtain an apprentice hunter validation, which allows a person to hunt small game for one year of license without completing hunter education.

Daily bag limit and all other regulations apply for the regular pheasant season. See North Dakota Hunting and Trapping Guide 2022-23 for additional information.