North Dakota’s 9½-day youth deer hunting season opens at noon CST on Friday, Sept. 18, the Game and Fish Department said.

Residents who turn 11, 12 or 13 years old in 2020 can hunt statewide for antlerless white-tailed deer.

Resident deer gun hunters who turn 14 or 15 this year can hunt statewide with a youth season license for any deer, except for antlered mule deer in units 3B1, 3B2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 4F, where a special license is required.

North Dakota deer gun hunting units. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
North Dakota deer gun hunting units. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department)

After opening day, hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Orange clothing is required for youth hunters and mentors.

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Each youth deer hunter must be under direct supervision of an adult. The adult is prohibited from carrying a firearm or bow while accompanying the youth hunter in the field during the youth season.

The youth deer season closes Sunday, Sept. 27.