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Prairie Dog

License Requirements

Residents and Nonresidents: A hunting license (see Licenses & Permits) or proof of exemption.

Shooting Hours

One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset. For sunrise/sunset table, see Sunrise/ Sunset Table.

Legal Means of Taking

Shotgun (conventional or muzzleloading), rifle (conventional or muzzleloading), handgun, archery equipment, legal raptors, hand-propelled missile, air-propelled missile, slingshot and as otherwise provided under General Hunting Regulations.

Hunter Orange

For hunter orange requirements, see the bottom of Big Game Regulations.

Dates & Open Areas

Open year-round, except it is unlawful to hunt, take or attempt to take prairie dogs from dark to daylight with the aid of any artificial light and/or any sight dog.

Limit

No daily, season or possession limit.

Squirrel & Rabbit

License Requirements

Residents and Nonresidents: A hunting
license (see Licenses & Permits) or proof of exemption.

Public Lands

Seasons on public lands may vary from statewide seasons. Consult public hunting lands special regulations.

Shooting Hours

One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset. For sunrise/sunset table, see Sunrise/Sunset Table.

Legal Means of Taking

Shotgun (conventional or muzzleloading), rifle (conventional or muzzleloading), handgun, archery equipment, legal raptors, hand-propelled missile, air-propelled missile and slingshot.

Hunter Orange

For hunter orange requirements, see the bottom of Big Game Regulations.

Squirrel (Fox & Gray)

Dates & Open Areas

May 15, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2019; statewide.

Daily Limit

25 fox and gray squirrels combined per day, 50 in possession after the first day.

Rabbit (Cottontail, Swamp & Jackrabbit)

Dates & Open Areas

Oct. 1, 2018 – March 15, 2019; statewide, except no open season on jackrabbits east of Interstate 35.

Daily Limit

  • Cottontail: 10 daily, 20 in possession after the first day.
  • Swamp: Three daily, six in possession after the first day.
  • Jackrabbit: Three daily, six in possession after the first day, except Cimarron, Texas and Beaver counties are 10 daily, 20 in possession after the first day.