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North Dakota's youth deer season opens at noon CDT on Friday, Sept. 16

Each young 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.

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A group of deer stands in patchy snow at the edge of a North Dakota thicket in this undated photo.
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BISMARCK – North Dakota’s 9½-day youth deer season starts at noon CDT on Friday, Sept. 16, for licensed youth hunters, the Game and Fish Department said in a reminder.

Residents who are 11, 12 or 13 years old in 2022 can hunt statewide for antlerless white-tailed deer.

Resident deer gun hunters who are 14 or 15 in 2022 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.

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

Each young 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.

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The youth deer season closes Sunday, Sept. 25.

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