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2011-2012

Small Game Seasons and Bag Limits

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 15 – Feb. 4
Closed during
Nov. Shotgun
Deer Season

6

Gray squirrels may be hunted with shotguns statewide, .17 through .22 cal. rimfire and pellet rifles and muzzleloading rifles up to .36 cal. south of the C&D Canal. Only shotguns may be used north of the C&D Canal. When a squirrel season overlaps with a deer firearms season, squirrel hunters must wear 400 square inches of hunter orange displayed on the head, chest and back.

Cottontail Rabbit

Nov. 21 – Feb. 29

4

Rabbit hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material displayed on head, chest, and back when hunting during any deer gun season.

Ring-necked Pheasant
(Male Only)

Nov. 21 – Feb. 4

2

Pheasant hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material displayed on head, chest, and back when hunting during any deer gun season.

Bobwhite Quail

Nov. 21 – Feb. 4

6

Quail hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange material displayed on head, chest, and back when hunting during any deer gun season.

Mourning Dove

Sept. 1 – Oct. 1

Oct. 15 – Oct. 29

Dec. 22 – Jan. 14

15

Season Subject to Federal Approval

Hours: ½ hour before sunrise to sunset

No state or Federal Waterfowl Stamps needed.

Rails

Sept. 2 – Nov. 10

See Notes

King & Clapper Rails bag limit of 10

Sora & Virginia Rails bag limit of 25.
Seasons subject to Federal approval.

Crows

June 23 – March 31

None

Hunting allowed Thur, Fri. & Sat.

2011-2012

Bullfrog and Snapping Turtle Seasons

Bullfrog

May 1 – Sept. 30

24

May be taken with a valid hunting and or fishing license.

Snapping Turtle*

June 15 – May 15

No limit

Snapping turtle minimum length is 8 inches on the curvature of the top shell. Baited fish hooks are unlawful. Trapping license required.

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