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Small Game Hunting Seasons

Hunting Regulations Icon New Jersey Hunting

Regulations in red are new this year.

A current and valid hunting license (Bow and Arrow, Firearm or All-Around Sportsman) is required to pursue any small game species. The use of dogs, unless specifically stated otherwise, is permitted to pursue any small game species, except wild turkey. Hunting for those species is prohibited during the statewide Six-day Firearm (deer) Season and on the Wednesday of the Permit Shotgun (deer) Season that immediately follows the Six-day Firearm Season. For exceptions, see Coyote and Fox and Semi-wild and Commercial Preserve Hunting sections below. Sunday hunting is prohibited; see Raccoon and Opossum plus Semi-wild and Commercial Shooting Preserves for exceptions.

Season Dates and Bag Limits: The Small Game Hunting Seasons table lists dates, hunting hours and daily bag limits for all small game species open for hunting.

General Small Game Hunting Methods: Properly licensed hunters may hunt small game with shotguns or bow and arrow and limited hunting with small caliber rifles; see air gun and coyote/fox regulations. See also General Hunting Regulations.

Shotgun: Unless specifically stated otherwise, shotguns for small game hunting may be single or double barrel, rifled or smoothbore and not larger than 10-gauge or smaller than .410 caliber and capable of holding no more than three shells.

Shot: Unless specifically stated otherwise, shot size for small game hunting may be no larger than #4 fine shot.

Bow and Arrow: All bows must meet the requirements specified in General Hunting Regulations. For taking game birds in flight, arrows equipped with an edged head are prohibited. Flu flu arrows are required for taking game birds in flight.

Air gun: Air guns may be used for taking cottontail rabbit, hare and gray squirrel using ammunition not smaller than .177 caliber or larger than .22 caliber. Air gun BBs are not legal for hunting. See also Air Guns under Firearms and Missiles.

Muzzleloading Rifles: For limited small game rifle hunting, see below for Coyote and Fox—Special Permit Season, Squirrel—Muzzleloading Rifle Season and Woodchuck for restrictions.

Wildlife Damage: Property owners or their agents, and occupants of dwellings that are suffering damage from coyote, fox, opossum, raccoon, skunk, squirrel, weasel or woodchuck may control them by lawful means at any time subject to local ordinances.

Stealing Traps or Trapped Animals: It is illegal to take, carry away or unlawfully remove or steal a trap belonging to another person that is set along, by or in public or private property, ditch, stream, pond or water in this state and which has been set for the purpose of catching any of the furbearing animals species for which a legal season is established. It is also illegal to remove, alive or dead, any animal from the trap of another person.

Coyote and Fox, General and Special Permit Seasons

See chart for the bow only, general and special permit season regulations for coyote and fox. NOTE: All successful coyote hunters must report any coyote harvested to the nearest Division Regional Law Enforcement Office [North–(908) 735-8240; Central–(609) 259-2120; South–(856) 629-0555] within 24 hours. Callers must identify themselves by name, CID# and daytime phone number.

In addition to the general coyote and fox seasons described in the table, properly licensed turkey hunters may legally harvest coyotes if encountered incidental to legal turkey hunting. Turkey hunters shall not actively pursue coyotes or have coyote calls or decoys in possession. Also, properly licensed persons hunting deer during the Six-day Firearm, Permit Muzzleloader or Permit Shotgun deer seasons may kill coyote or fox if the coyote or fox is encountered before the hunter has taken the season bag limit of deer. However, after the hunter has taken a daily bag limit of deer, they must cease hunting immediately. Incidental hunting of coyote or fox while deer hunting may resume the following day (provided the season remains open and the season bag limit of deer has not been reached.) Only applicable projectiles approved for deer hunting may be used to take coyote and fox incidental to deer hunting during the deer seasons described above. See Firearms, Bow and Ammunition chart.

Baiting for coyote/fox is prohibited while hunting elevated in a standing tree or in a structure of any kind within 300 feet of a baited area.

Coyote and fox hunting are allowed on WMAs including all legal sporting arms listed in the table.

Further, in addition to the general Coyote and Fox seasons plus the incidental harvest of coyote or fox while deer hunting, a Special Permit Coyote and Fox Season runs concurrent with the regular small game coyote and fox season. A Fish and Wildlife-issued permit is required to hunt coyote or fox under the provisions of the Special Permit Coyote and Fox Season; as follows:

A permit to hunt coyote or fox is required 1.) to hunt at night and/or 2.) to use shot sizes larger than #4 fine and up to size #3 Buck, and/or 3.) to use a rifle for coyote or fox other than incidental to deer hunting. Sunday hunting is not legal.

Coyote/Fox Permit: $2, available at any license agent or via Fish and Wildlife’s Internet license sales site (NJ.WildlifeLicense.com) beginning December 4. A 2018 hunting license must be purchased prior to or in conjunction with the purchase of a Special Season Coyote/Fox Permit. Apprentice license holders may not use any rifle or hunt coyote/fox at night during the Special Permit Season.

Pheasant

See Small Game Hunting Seasons chart for season dates and bag limits.

Pheasant and Quail Stamp Areas: Anyone aged 16 and over (except 16 year olds whose Youth License remains valid until Dec. 31 in the year they reach 16 years of age) hunting or possessing pheasant or quail on the following designated wildlife management areas shall have in possession a current and valid Pheasant and Quail Stamp (Youth Hunting licenses include pheasant and quail stamp): Assunpink, Berkshire Valley, Millville (Bevan), Black River, Clinton, Colliers Mills, Dix, Flatbrook, Glassboro, Greenwood (including Howardsville), Heislerville, Tuckahoe (MacNamara), Mad Horse, Manahawkin, Manasquan River, Medford, Nantuxent, Peaslee, Pequest, Port Republic, Rockport, Stafford Forge, Walpack, Whittingham and Winslow. A current and valid Pheasant and Quail Stamp is also required at the Delaware River National Recreation Area.

Pheasant and Quail Stocking

Wearing a hunter orange hat is required for all firearm small game hunters on wildlife management areas stocked with pheasant or quail.

Fish and Wildlife anticipates pheasant and quail releases to follow as shown in the table. However, the stocking schedule is not finalized until approved by the Fish and Game Council in October when it will be published on our website at the link below. Also, the schedule is subject to pheasant production issues and may change due to rain or emergency weather conditions. For these unplanned stocking schedule changes or other necessary adjustments, visit our website at NJFishandWildlife.com/smgame_info.htm.

New maps showing the specific field locations for every stocked wildlife management area are now available here: NJFishandWildlife.com/pheasmaps.htm.

Your questions about recent changes to the pheasant allocation are sure to be answered in Pheasant Allocation Formula: Maximizing Hunter Safety and Satisfaction.

Quail, Northern Bobwhite

Northern bobwhite quail are native to the southern half of New Jersey. In recent years, quail populations have declined throughout their range including New Jersey.

Rabbit and Hare

The rabbit and hare hunting season will begin the last Saturday in September. The early opening date allows for hunting opportunity when rabbit populations are at their peak. Air guns may be used for taking cottontail rabbit and hare using ammunition not smaller than .177 caliber or larger than .22 caliber. See also Air Guns under Firearms and Missiles and General Small Game Hunting Methods.

See Small Game Hunting Seasons chart for season dates and bag limits.

Raccoon, Opossum & Skunk

See Small Game Hunting Seasons chart for season dates and bag limits.

Hours: Hunting may not begin until one hour after sunset on the opening day of the season. On all other days open during the season, the hours of hunting are one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise. Persons may hunt raccoon and opossum on Sunday mornings only between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and one hour before sunrise during the prescribed season. Special Permit Coyote and Fox hunters may harvest opossum, raccoon and skunk incidentally.

Hunting methods: Portable lights are permitted. Fluorescent orange is encouraged but not required on outer clothing while hunting raccoon and opossum. A current and valid Rifle Permit is required when possessing a .22 caliber rifle while hunting raccoon and opossum. Only .22 caliber shorts are permitted.

Apprentice License holder are not permitted to hunt at night.

Dog Training: Dogs may be trained during the month of September and from March 2 to May 1, inclusive. The training hours are one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.

Ruffed Grouse

The state’s two ruffed grouse hunting zones are delineated by Rt. 70. North of Rt. 70 the season will begin October 15. South of Rt. 70 the season will begin Nov. 12 to reduce harvest mortality of the remaining populations in the southern zone. The ruffed grouse zones are identical to those for woodcock and will provide for consistent regulations for these species that are often hunted simultaneously. See Small Game Hunting Seasons chart for season dates and bag limits.

Semi-Wild and Commercial Preserve Hunting

Hunting for pheasant, quail and partridge is allowed from Nov. 11 to March 15 on semi-wild and from Sept. 1 through May 1 on commercial shooting preserves (which also allows mallards) that are properly licensed for the taking of such species. These game birds may be hunted on Sunday only on semi-wild or commercial shooting preserve lands.

Youth hunters (in possession of a valid Youth Hunting License and accompanied by a licensed, non-shooting adult) will be permitted to hunt pheasant, quail and partridge on licensed semi-wild preserves on Saturday, Nov. 4—the Youth Upland Bird Hunting Day.

All game taken on semi-wild or commercial preserves must be properly tagged before being transported off the licensed property.

A person may legally hunt on semi-wild or commercial preserves for game birds during deer seasons, but no shot larger than #4 fine may be used. There are no daily bag or seasonal limits for pheasant, quail, partridge or mallards taken on commercial preserves. There are no daily bag limits for pheasant, quail or partridge taken on semi-wild properties. Seasonal harvests on semi-wild properties may not exceed the number of birds to be stocked as indicated on the semi-wild permit application.

Squirrel, Regular Season

Air guns may be used for taking squirrel using ammunition not smaller than .177 caliber or larger than .22 caliber. See also Air Guns under Firearms and Missiles and General Small Game Hunting Methods. See Small Game Hunting Seasons chart.

Squirrel, Muzzleloading Rifle Season

Persons holding a current and valid firearm license and rifle permit may hunt for squirrels from sunrise to ½ hour after sunset with a muzzleloading rifle (.36 caliber or smaller loaded with a single projectile) during the periods Sept. 30–Nov. 10, 2017 and Jan. 6–Feb. 24, 2018. See Small Game Hunting

Seasons chart.

Hunting for squirrel in the manner described above is restricted to the areas described.

Woodchuck

All persons in possession of a rifle (including a muzzleloading rifle) while hunting woodchuck must have a current and valid rifle permit in addition to the current hunting license. Rifle hunting (of any kind) for woodchuck is prohibited on state wildlife management areas, state parks, state forests or state recreation areas. Farmers and their agents may use shot not larger than #4 buckshot to control woodchuck causing damage. Hours of hunting are sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. See chart above for woodchuck hunting details.

Woodchuck Season

Dates

Weapon Type Permitted

Gauge, Caliber or Weight

Projectile(s)

March 1 to Sept. 27, 2017

March 1 to Sept. 26, 2018

Center-fire rifle .25 caliber or less Hollow point, soft point or expanding lead core bullets of any weight.
Larger than .25 caliber Hollow point, soft point or expanding lead core bullets of any weight not exceeding 80 grains in weight.
Rim-fire rifle .25 caliber or less Hollow point or soft point of any weight not exceeding 50 grains in weight.
Muzzleloading rifle: single-shot, single barrel. Flintlock, percussion and in-line ignitions permitted. No restriction Must be loaded with a single projectile, either round ball or conical bullet.
Bow: long, recurve, compound or crossbow 35 pounds pull at archers draw length (long and recurve bows) or peak weight (compound bow); 75 pounds pull for crossbow Arrows must be fitted with a well-sharpened metal broadhead with a minimum width of ¾”
Shotgun: single or double barrel, rifled bore or smoothbore Not larger than 10 gauge, capable of holding no more than 3 shells Shot – sizes not larger than #4 fine shot

Sept. 30–Dec. 2 and Dec. 11, 12, 14–30, 2017

Jan. 1–Feb. 19, 2018

Bow: long, recurve, compound or crossbow 35 pounds pull at archers draw length (long and recurve bows) or peak weight (compound bow);
75 pounds pull for crossbow
Arrows must be fitted with a well-sharpened metal broadhead with a minimum width of ¾”
Shotgun: single or double barrel, rifled bore or smoothbore Not larger than 10 gauge, capable of holding no more than 3 shells Shot – sizes not larger than #4 fine shot

Coyote / Fox Season

Dates

Bow Only Season: Sept. 30–Nov. 10 (except Sundays)

General Season
Firearm or Bow:
Nov. 11–Mar. 15 (except Sundays)

Special Permit Season: Jan. 1 – March 15 (except Sundays*)

(Permit required with shot larger than #4 fine thru #3 Buck sizes
and/or nighttime hunting and/or using a muzzleloading rifle
other than incidental to deer hunting and/or using a modern rifle)

Hours

½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset, except 8 a.m. start on Nov. 12 ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise*

Weapon Type and Projectiles Permitted

Bow: long, recurve, compound or crossbow

See General Small Game Hunting Methods, column two above.

Bow: long, recurve, compound or crossbow. See General Small Game Hunting Methods, above. Bow: long, recurve, compound or crossbow
See General Small Game Hunting Methods, above.
Shotgun: single or double barrel. Not smaller than 20 gauge or larger than 10 gauge, capable of holding no more than 3 shells.

Shot: sizes not smaller than #4 fine shot or larger than T

Shotgun: single or double barrel. Not smaller than 20 gauge or larger than 10 gauge, capable of holding no more than 3 shells.

Shot: Not larger than #4 fine.

Shotgun: single or double barrel. Not smaller than 20 gauge or larger than 10 gauge, capable of holding no more than 3 shells.

Shot: Not smaller than BB or larger than #3 Buck. Pellets must be lead or a tungsten-nickel-iron hybrid.

Rifles Prohibited during the general season, including centerfire, rimfire and muzzleloading types. Muzzleloading rifle: single-shot, single barrel no less than .44 caliber. Flintlock, percussion and in-line ignitions permitted, loaded only with a single projectile, either round ball or conical bullet. Electronic ignitions prohibited.

Centerfire rifles: From .17 to maximum of .25 caliber with soft point or hollow point bullets and maximum of 80 grains.

Rimfire rifles: From .17 to maximum of .22 caliber with soft point or hollow point bullets and maximum of 50 grains.

A modern rifle magazine need not be pinned (plugged), but may be loaded with no more than three cartridges.

Notes

Manner: Call, stalk or stand

Method: Ground, elevated or other structure

Bait: 300 ft when hunter elevated or in other structure

Predator Call: Allowed (manual/electronic)

Decoys: Allowed (no live decoys)

Dogs: Use prohibited

Hunter Orange: Optional

Daily Bag: Unlimited

Manner: Call, hound, stalk or stand

Method: Ground, elevated or other structure

Bait: not closer than 300 ft when hunter elevated or in other structure

Predator Call: Allowed (manual/electronic)

Decoys: Allowed (no live decoys)

Dogs: Allowed (except Dec. 4-9, 13)

Hunter Orange: Required

Daily Bag: Unlimited

Note: Apprentice license holders prohibited from using any rifle and from nighttime hunting during the Special Permit Season.

Manner: Call or stand

Method: Ground, elevated or other structure

Bait: Use prohibited

Predator Call: Required (manual/electronic)

Decoys: Allowed (no live decoys)

Dogs: Use prohibited

Hunter Orange: Optional

Daily Bag: Unlimited

* Hunting must cease at 11:59 p.m. Saturday evening.

Pheasant Stocking Schedule 2017

Sat

Tues

Thurs

Sat

Tues

Thurs

Sat

Thurs

Sat

Sat

Tues

Thurs

Sat

Thurs

Sat

Season

11/11

11/14

11/16

11/18

11/21

11/23

11/25

11/30

12/2

12/16

12/19

12/21

12/23

12/28

12/30

Total

Northern Region

Berkshire Valley

70

40

40

60

40

70

40

30

30

30

30

30

40

40

30

620

Black River

270

130

130

220

130

240

130

110

110

110

110

110

160

130

110

2,200

Clinton

310

150

150

260

150

280

150

130

130

130

130

130

180

150

130

2,560

Delaware Water Gap N.R.A.

640

320

320

530

320

590

320

270

270

270

270

270

370

320

270

5,350

Flatbrook

320

160

160

270

160

290

160

130

130

130

130

130

190

160

130

2,650

Pequest

260

130

130

220

130

240

130

110

110

110

110

110

150

130

110

2,180

Walpack

70

40

40

60

40

70

40

30

30

30

30

30

40

40

30

620

Whittingham

250

130

130

210

130

230

130

110

110

110

110

110

150

130

110

2,150

Central Region

Assunpink

490

250

250

410

250

450

250

200

200

200

200

200

290

250

200

4,090

Colliers Mills

300

150

150

250

150

280

150

130

130

130

130

130

180

150

130

2,540

Greenwood-
Howardsville Section

80

40

40

60

40

70

40

30

30

30

30

30

40

40

30

630

Manahawkin

70

40

40

60

40

70

40

30

30

30

30

30

40

40

30

620

Manasquan

170

90

90

140

90

160

90

70

70

70

70

70

100

90

70

1,440

Medford

130

60

60

110

60

120

60

50

50

50

50

50

70

60

50

1,030

Stafford Forge

220

110

110

190

110

210

110

90

90

90

90

90

130

110

90

1,840

Fort Dix

60

0

0

50

50

70

60

60

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

350

Southern Region

Dix

190

100

100

160

100

180

100

80

80

80

80

80

110

100

80

1,620

Glassboro

150

80

80

130

80

140

80

60

60

60

60

60

90

80

60

1,270

Heislerville

70

40

40

60

40

70

40

30

30

30

30

30

40

40

30

620

Mad Horse

140

70

70

120

70

130

70

60

60

60

60

60

80

70

60

1,180

Millville

530

260

260

440

260

480

260

220

220

220

220

220

310

260

220

4,380

Nantuxent

170

90

90

140

90

160

90

70

70

70

70

70

100

90

70

1,440

Port Republic

70

40

40

60

40

70

40

30

30

30

30

30

40

40

30

620

Tuckahoe

160

80

80

140

80

150

80

70

70

70

70

70

90

80

70

1,360

Winslow

210

100

100

170

100

190

100

90

90

90

90

90

120

100

90

1,730

Statewide Totals

5,400

2,700

2,700

4,520

2,750

5,010

2,760

2,290

2,230

2,230

2,230

2,230

3,110

2,700

2,230

45,090

Quail Stocking Schedule 2017

Statewide

Sat

Tues

Thurs

Sat

Tues

Thurs

Sat

Thurs

Sat

Sat

Tues

Thurs

Sat

Thurs

Sat

Season

11/11

11/14

11/16

11/18

11/21

11/23

11/25

11/30

12/2

12/16

12/19

12/21

12/23

12/28

12/30

Total

Greenwood

600

270

270

400

270

270

400

270

610

400

400

400

400

270

270

5,500

Peaslee

600

270

270

400

270

270

400

270

610

400

400

400

400

270

270

5,500

Quail Season Closed

In an effort to reverse the decline of quail in New Jersey, the statewide quail hunting season is closed except at Peaslee WMA and Greenwood Forest WMA where Fish and Wildlife will provide hunters and falconers the opportunity to hunt for quail.

No person may release quail for dog training purposes on the following WMAs: Buckshutem, Dix, Egg Island, Fortescue, Millville (Bevans), Nantuxent, New Sweden and Stafford Forge.

See Small Game Hunting Seasons chart for season dates and bag limits. Exception: This statewide closure does not apply to certain semi-wild and commercial shooting preserves that were permitted to stock quail during the 2009–10 season.

2017–18 Small Game Hunting Seasons

Species (alphabetical)

Inclusive Dates

Hunting Hours

Daily Limits

Notes

Bobwhite (quail)

Closed statewide; except at Peaslee & Greenwood WMA (see Notes)

At Peaslee & Greenwood WMAs ONLY: Nov. 11–Dec. 2; Dec. 11, 12, 14–30, 2017 and Jan. 1–31, 2018 (except Sundays)

Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

4

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11

Quail may be hunted ONLY at Peaslee and Greenwood Forest WMAs. Pheasant and Quail Stamp required.

Season closed in remainder of the state. (See exceptions under Semi-Wild and Commercial Preserve Hunting.)

Coyote* and Fox,
General

All coyote must be reported within 24 hrs.

Bow and Arrow only:
Sept. 30–Nov. 10

Firearm or Bow and Arrow:
Nov. 11–Mar. 15 (except Sundays)

½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

No limit

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11

Deer hunters may harvest coyote and fox during all open deer seasons with restrictions as specified under Small Game Hunting, Coyote and Fox.

Rifle Permit required in possession when hunting with rifle (allowed only incidental to deer hunting).

Coyote* and Fox,
Special Permit Season

All coyote must be reported within 24 hrs.

Firearm or Bow and Arrow:
Jan. 1–Mar. 15 (except Sundays)
(permit required)
Permit holders may hunt day and night with certain restrictions; see Notes at right.

Sunday hunting for coyote/fox is not legal. All such hunting must end at
11:59 p.m. Saturday night and may resume at
12:01 a.m. Monday morning.

No limit

For complete details, and for when a permit is required, see
Small Game Hunting, Coyote and Fox.

Calling and standing hunting only.

Predator calling device must be in possession.

See Coyote/Fox Season table for firearm and ammo restrictions.

Rifle Permit required in possession when hunting with any legal rifle, allowed only during daytime hunting hours.

During night hunting (½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise), only 10–20 gauge shotguns are permitted. See pellet restrictions in table. Coyote/fox Permit required.

Crow**
(Mon.,
Thurs., Fri., Sat.)

Aug. 14–Dec. 2** and Dec. 11, 2017–Mar. 17, 2018 (See Notes.) Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

No limit

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11
Maximum shot size is #4

Grouse, Ruffed**

North of Rt. 70: Oct. 21–Dec. 2; Dec. 11, 12, 14–30

South of Rt. 70: Nov. 11–Dec. 2; Dec. 11, 12, 14–30 (except Sundays)

Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

2

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11

Opossum,
Raccoon & Skunk

Oct. 2–Mar. 1 (except Sunday evenings) 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise

No limit

Rifle Permit required when hunting with rifle.
7:39 p.m. start on Oct. 2. Closed Dec. 4–9 and Dec. 13

Pheasant & Partridge

Nov. 11–Dec. 2; Dec. 11, 12, 14–30, 2017; Jan. 1–Feb. 19, 2018 Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

Partridge — 7

Pheasant — 2

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11
Pheasant and Quail Stamp required on designated areas
(see Small Game Hunting).

Rabbit, Hare & Jackrabbit**

Sept. 30–Dec. 2; Dec. 11, 12, 14–30, 2017; Jan. 1–Feb. 24, 2018 Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

Cottontail — 4

Hare — 1

Jackrabbit — 1

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11. Air guns are legal to harvest rabbits, hare and jackrabbit. See Rabbit and Hare.

Squirrel, Gray**

Sept. 30–Dec. 2; Dec. 11, 12, 14–30, 2017; Jan. 1–Feb. 24, 2018 Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

5

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11. Air guns are legal to harvest squirrel.
See Squirrel, Regular Season.

Squirrel, Gray:
Muzzleloading Rifle
(.36 caliber or smaller)

Sept. 30–Nov. 10, 2017 and Jan. 6–Feb. 24, 2018 Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

5

Rifle permit required.
Designated areas only (see Squirrel, ML Rifle Season).

Turkey (Fall, Either-Sex)

(Period N) Oct. 28–Nov. 4, 2017 ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.

1 Turkey (either sex) per permit

Permit required. All Turkey Hunting Areas statewide are now open to fall hunting.

Turkey (Spring Gobbler)

(Periods A to E) April 23–May 25, 2018 ½ hour before sunrise to noon; starting May 14, hours are ½ hour before sunrise to sunset

1 Male Turkey per permit

Permit required. See turkey hunting regulation.

Turkey
(Spring Gobbler, Youth)

(Period Y) April 21–May 25, 2018 ½ hour before sunrise to noon; starting May 14, hours are ½ hour before sunrise to sunset

1 Male Turkey per permit

Permit required. See turkey hunting regulation.

Woodchuck:
Bow, Rifle or Shotgun

Mar. 1–Sept. 27, 2017
Mar. 1–Sept. 26, 2018
Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

No limit

Rifle Permit required when hunting with rifle.
Rifle hunting prohibited on state property (see General Hunting Regulations and Woodchuck).

Woodchuck:**
Bow or Shotgun

Sept. 30–Dec. 2; Dec. 11, 12, 14–30, 2017; Jan. 1–Feb. 19, 2018 Sunrise to ½ hour after sunset

No limit

8 a.m. start on Nov. 11

Woodcock**

North of Rt. 70: Oct. 21–Nov. 25

South of Rt. 70: Nov. 11–Dec. 2;
Dec. 16–29

Sunrise to sunset

3 daily;
6 possession

HIP number required.
8 a.m. start on Nov. 11

Youth Turkey Day

April 21, 2018 ½ hour before sunrise to noon

1 Male Wild Turkey

Permit required.

Youth Upland Bird Days

Nov. 4 and 6–10 8 a.m. to sunset

Pheasant — 2

Quail — 4

Selected WMAs and licensed semi-wilds.