BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has set tentative opening dates for next year’s hunting seasons.

The dates become official with the governor’s approval.

Tentative 2018 opening dates for some major seasons include spring turkey on April 14, mountain lions on Aug. 31, grouse on Sept. 8, waterfowl on Sept. 29, pronghorn on Oct. 5, pheasants on Oct. 6, fall turkey on Oct. 13 and deer gun on Nov. 9.