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Pheasant Hunting Opportunties exist throughout North Dakota however, some of the best pheasant hunting is found in the SW part of North Dakota. Sharptail grouse hunting is common in the central, west central part of the state. ND has a lot of open land and plenty of opportunities for the hunter who is willing to work. Ruffed grouse hunting is normally only found in the extreme northern part of North Dakota. The Lewis and Clark Expedition spent more time in North Dakota than any other state.
The explorers were enchanted by this area. Lewis wrote in his journal on May 5, 1805, "The country is as yesterday, beautiful in the extreme." They saw more game enroute from their winter camp at Fort Mandan to where the Yellowstone enters the Missouri River than anywhere else on their journey.
2012 North Dakota Pheasant Hunting Outlook
Hunters experienced a great year in North Dakota last season. Harvest numbers were up from previous years. Hunters were able to bag more birds per hunter and the good weather contributed to more days in the field. It was a great year in 2011 and the signs are pointing to another solid year in store for North Dakota pheasant hunter.
Numbers were actually down in terms of birds from 2010 to 2011. The increase in the days hunters could be in the field is what made it possible for the harvest numbers. Just as with the rest of the country things have been good in North Dakota through the winter and spring. Weather conditions should contribute to an increase in the number of birds in the state this season depending on how the summer drought plays out. The hunting conditions should be at least above average.
North Dakota Pheasant Season Dates: October 13th, 2012 through January 6th, 2013
Daily Bag Limit: 3
Possession Limit: 12