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Small Game

SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Oct. 19-Nov. 29; Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (6 daily, 18 possession).

RABBIT: Oct. 19-Nov. 29, Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (4 daily, 12 possession).

PHEASANT: Oct. 26-Nov. 29, Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (2 daily, 6 in possession). Male pheasants only in WMUs 4E and 5A. Male and female pheasants may be taken in all other WMUs. There is no open season for taking pheasants in Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas, except, as authorized by executive order.

BOBWHITE QUAIL: Oct. 19-Nov. 29, Dec. 16-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 29 (8 daily, 24 possession).

CROWS: July 5-April 12, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. No limit.

Furbearer Hunting

COYOTES: No closed season. Unlimited. Outside of any big game season (deer, bear, elk and turkey), coyotes may be taken with a hunting license or a furtaker license, and without wearing orange. During any big game season, coyotes may be taken while lawfully hunting big game or with a furtaker license.

BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Jan. 11-Feb. 5. One bobcat per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

FOXES: Oct. 26-Feb. 22, unlimited.

OPOSSUM: No closed season, except Sundays. No limits.

PORCUPINES: Oct. 12-Feb. 1, 2020. (3 daily, season limit of 10).

RACCOONS: Oct. 26-Feb. 22, unlimited.

STRIPED SKUNKS: No closed season, except Sundays. No limits.

WEASELS: No closed season, except Sundays. No limits.

Trapping

BEAVERS (Statewide): Dec. 26-March 31 (Limits vary depending on WMU).

BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Dec. 21-Jan. 12. One bobcat per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

COYOTES and FOXES: Oct. 27-Feb. 23. No limit.

COYOTES and FOXES, CABLE RESTRAINTS (Statewide): Dec. 26-Feb. 23. No limit. Participants must pass cable restraint certification course.

FISHER (WMUs 1B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E): Dec. 21-Jan. 5. One fisher per license year. Licensed furtakers may obtain one permit each.

MINKS and MUSKRATS: Nov. 23-Jan. 12. Unlimited.

OPOSSUM: Oct. 27-Feb. 23. No limit.

RACCOONS: Oct. 27-Feb. 23. No limit.

STRIPED SKUNKS: Oct. 27-Feb. 23. No limit.

WEASELS: Oct. 27-Feb. 23. No limit

Map of Wildlife Management Units = (WMUs)
Falconry

SQUIRRELS (combined): Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (6 daily, 18 possession).

BOBWHITE QUAIL: Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (8 daily, 24 possession).

RUFFED GROUSE: Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (2 daily, 6 possession).

COTTONTAIL RABBITS: Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (4 daily, 12 possession).

SNOWSHOE OR VARYING HARES: Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (1 daily, 3 possession).

RINGNECK PHEASANTS (Male or Female combined): Sept. 2-March 31, 2020 (2 daily, 6 possession).

 

Waterfowl and Migratory Game Bird seasons and bag limits

CANADA GEESE
Southern James Bay Population Zone: Sept. 2-25* (1 daily, 3 in possession), Oct. 12-Nov. 29 and Dec. 16-Jan. 25 (3 daily, 9 in possession). * In western Crawford County, the season runs Sept. 2-14.

Resident Population Zone: Sept. 2-25 (8 daily, 24 in possession), Oct. 26-Nov. 29, Dec. 16-Jan. 18, and Jan. 31-Feb. 22 (5 daily, 15 in possession).

Atlantic Population Zone: Sept. 2-25 (8 daily, 24 in possession), Nov. 19-29 and Dec. 27-Jan. 18 (2 daily, 6 in possession).

LIGHT GEESE (Snow Geese & Ross’s Geese)
Southern James Bay Population Zone: Regular Season: Oct. 1-Jan. 25. Conservation Season: Jan. 27-April 24. (25 daily, no possession limit).

Resident Population Zone: Regular Season: Oct. 22-Feb. 22. Conservation Season: Feb. 24-April 24. (25 daily, no possession limit).

Atlantic Population Zone: Regular Season: Oct. 1-Jan. 25. Conservation Season: Jan. 27-April 24. (25 daily, no possession limit).

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