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Trapping

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

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.

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.

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.

Hunting

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

RUFFED GROUSE: Oct. 19–Nov. 29 and Dec. 16-24 (2 daily, 6 possession).

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

PHEASANTS: 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).

WOODCHUCKS (GROUNDHOGS): No closed season, except on Sundays and during the regular firearms deer seasons. No limit.

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

STARLINGS AND ENGLISH SPARROWS: No closed season, except during the antlered and antlerless deer season. No limit.

Wildlife Management Units

Wild Turkey Fall (Male or Female):
WMU 1B – Nov. 2-Nov. 9;
WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow) – Nov. 2-22 and Nov. 28-29;
WMUs 1A, 2A, 4A and 4B – Nov. 2-Nov. 9 and Nov. 28 and 29;
WMUs 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4D and 4E – Nov.2-16 and Nov. 28 and 29;
WMU 2C – Nov. 2-Nov. 22 and Nov. 28 and 29;
WMU 5A – Nov. 7-9;
WMU 5B – Nov. 5-7;
WMUs 5C and 5D – CLOSED TO FALL TURKEY HUNTING.

Elk

Elk (Antlered or Antlerless): Nov. 4-9. Only one elk may be taken during the license year.

Elk, Extended (Antlered and Antlerless): Nov. 11-16. Only one elk may be taken during the license year. Eligible elk license recipients who haven’t harvested an elk by Nov. 9, in designated areas.

BLACK BEAR

Black Bear, Archery (WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D): Sept. 21-Nov. 29. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

Black Bear, Archery (WMU 5B): Oct. 5-Nov. 16. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

Black Bear, Archery (Statewide): Oct. 28-Nov. 9. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

Black Bear (Statewide): Nov. 23-27. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

Black Bear (WMUs 1B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E and 5A): Nov. 30-Dec. 7. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

Black Bear (WMUs 2B, 5B, 5C and 5D): Nov. 30-Dec. 14. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

Deer

Deer, Archery (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Sept. 21- Nov. 29 and Dec. 26-Jan. 25, 2020. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license. One antlered deer per hunting license year.

Deer, Archery (Antlered and Antlerless) (Statewide): Oct. 5-Nov. 16 and Dec. 26-Jan. 20. One antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

Deer (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Nov. 30-Dec. 14. One antlered deer per hunting license year. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

Deer (Antlered Only) WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A and 5B: Nov. 30-Dec. 6. One antlered deer per hunting license year. (Holders of valid DMAP antlerless deer permits may harvest antlerless deer on DMAP properties during this period.)

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

DUCKS, MERGANSERS & COOTS:
Lake Erie Zone: Oct. 28-Jan. 4.

Northwest Zone: Oct. 12-Dec. 14 and Dec. 27-Jan. 1.

North Zone: Oct. 12-26 and Nov. 19-Jan. 11.

South Zone: Oct. 19-26 and Nov. 19-Jan. 18.

Ducks & Sea Ducks (combined): 6 daily, 18 in possession. Daily limit may not include more than 2 mallards (including 1 hen mallard), 2 scaup, 2 black ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 4 eiders, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling duck, 4 scoters, 4 long-tailed ducks.

Mergansers: 5 daily, 15 in possession. Daily limit may not include more than 2 hooded mergansers daily.

Coots: 15 daily, 45 in possession.

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).

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).

WEBLESS BIRDS & BRANT
Brant, All Goose Zones: Oct. 26-Nov. 29 (2 daily, 6 in possession).

Common Snipe, Statewide: Oct. 19-Nov. 29 and Dec. 16-24 (8 daily, 24 in possession).

Doves, Statewide: Sept. 2-Nov. 29 and Dec. 21-Jan. 4 (15 daily, 45 in possession).

Gallinules, Statewide: Sept. 2-Nov. 21 (3 daily, 9 in possession).

Virginia & Sora Rails (combined), Statewide: Sept. 2-Nov. 21 (3 daily, 9 in possession).

Woodcock, Statewide: Oct. 19-Nov. 29 and Dec. 16-24 (3 daily, 9 in possession).

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