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Small Game Seasons

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All Game Zones

Small Game Seasons — Check individual WMAs for additional restrictions.

Species

Game Zone

Private Land Seasons

WMA Seasons

Limit

Mourning Doves All Game Zones Sept. 1-3 (afternoons only)

Sept. 4-Oct. 13, Nov. 10-24, Dec. 15-Jan.15

See Public Dove Field List pg. 80-83 15 per day
Crow All Game Zones Nov. 1-Mar. 1 Nov. 1-Mar. 1 No Limit
Quail All Game Zones Mar. 2-Nov. 18, 2018 (dogs only)

Nov. 19-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)

Mar. 2-Nov. 24, 2019 (dogs only)

Sept. 1-14 (dogs only)

Nov. 19-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)

12 per day
Rabbit All Game Zones Mar. 2-Nov. 21, 2018 (dogs only)

Nov. 22-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)

Mar. 2-Nov. 27, 2019 (dogs only)

Sept. 1-14 (dogs only)

Nov. 22-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)

5 per day
Squirrel-gray & fox All Game Zones Mar. 2-Sept. 30, 2018 (dogs only)

Oct. 1-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)

Mar. 2-Sept. 30, 2019 (dogs only)

Sept. 1-14 (dogs only)

Oct. 1-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)

10 per day
Fox All Game Zones Mar. 2-Nov. 21, 2018 (dogs only)

Nov. 22-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)

Mar. 2-Nov. 27, 2019 (dogs only)

Sept. 1-Nov. 21 (dogs only, night only)

Nov. 22-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs, night only)

No Limit
Beaver All Game Zones Year-round Oct. 1-Mar. 1 No Limit
Other Furbearers (Bobcat, Otter, Mink, Muskrat, Skunk, Weasel) All Game Zones Nov. 22-Mar. 1 Nov. 22-Mar. 1 No Limit
Grouse Game Zone 1 only Nov. 22-Mar. 1 Nov. 22-Mar. 1 3 per day
Raccoon & Opossum All Game Zones Mar. 16-Sept. 14, 2018 (dogs only)

Sept. 15-Mar. 15 (guns & dogs)

Mar. 16-Sept. 14, 2019 (dogs only)

Sept. 1-14 (dogs only, night only)

Sept. 15-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs, night only)

3 per party, per day

No limit for opossum

Statewide

Youth Days on Private Land

Species

Game Zone

Date

Limit

Raccoon All Game Zones Sept. 8, 2018 3 per party per day
Squirrel All Game Zones Sept. 29, 2018 10 per day
Quail All Game Zones Nov. 17, 2018 12 per day
Rabbit All Game Zones Mar. 2, 2019 5 per day