Major Changes for 2020

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Significant Regulation Changes & Highlights 2020-2021

  1. Scaup has been split into two seasons.
    • October 9 – 12, November 25 – 29, December 5 – January 4, 2021 with a daily bag limit of 1.
    • January 5 – 24, 2021 with a daily bag limit of 2.
  2. The season for brant has been extended to fifty (50) days.
  3. The fisher season limit has been reduced to two (2).
  4. A season and daily bag limit have been established for red squirrel.
  5. Licensing, game bird importation, and other criteria applicable to shooting preserves and hunting clubs have been revised and clarified.
  6. The fall archery turkey season has been extended to October 31.
  7. Successful completion of a bow hunter education course is required for anyone using archery equipment to hunt any species for which archery is a permitted method of take.
  8. Seasons and bag limits have been established for green frog, bullfrog, and snapping turtles. Harvesting snapping turtles for commercial purposes is prohibited.
  9. Non-toxic shot is required per Federal regulation for all dove, duck (including coot and merganser), and goose hunting in Field 1 at South Shore Management Area.