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2022-2023 Small Game Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

Season

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Youth Squirrel
(On private lands and authorized state and federal lands. Youth 15 and under.)

Sept. 24 - 30

8

Squirrel – Fall Season

Oct. 1 - Feb. 28

8

Squirrel – Spring Season

May 15 - June 1

4

Rabbit

Oct. 15 - Feb. 28

8

Bobwhite Quail

Nov. 24 - March 4

8

Frog

April 1 - Sept. 30

25/night

Raccoon

July 1 - Sept. 30

1 per party/night

Opossum, Raccoon, and Bobcat

Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 (Food and sport)

5/day; 8/party

Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 (Food, sport, and pelt)

no limit

Trapping

Nov. 1 - March 15

no limit

2022-2023 Migratory Game Bird Seasons & Bag Limits

Season

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Sept. Canada Geese*

Sept. 1 - Sept. 30

5

15

White-winged and Mourning Doves

(North Zone)**

Sept. 3 - Oct. 14

Nov. 19 - Nov. 27

Dec. 24 - Jan. 31

15 singly or in aggregate

45 singly or in aggregate

White-winged and Mourning Doves

(South Zone)***

Sept. 3 - Sept. 18

Oct. 8 - Nov. 6

Dec. 19 - Jan. 31

15 singly or in aggregate

45 singly or in aggregate

Sept. Teal

Sept. 10 - Sept. 25

6

18

Rails (Sora & Virginia)

Sept. 1 - Oct. 2

Nov. 25 - Jan. 1

25 singly or in aggregate

75 singly or in aggregate

Rails (Clapper & King)

Sept. 1 - Oct. 2

Nov. 25 - Jan. 1

15 singly or in aggregate

45 singly or in aggregate

Gallinules: Common and purple

Sept. 1 - Oct. 2

Nov. 25 - Jan. 1

15 singly or in aggregate

45 singly or in aggregate

Crow

Nov. 5 - Feb. 28

no limit

no limit

Snipe

Nov. 14 - Feb. 28

8

24

Geese (Canada, Snow, Blue, Ross’s, White-fronted, and Brant)

Nov. 11 - Nov. 27

Dec. 2 - Dec. 4

Dec. 9 - Jan. 31

Canada Goose Bag Limit 5;

Snow, Blue, and Ross’s Bag Limit 20;

White-fronted Bag Limit 3;

Brant Bag Limit 1

Possession 15 (Canada Goose)

No Possession Limit (Snow, Blue, and Ross’s)

Possession 9 (White-fronted)

Possession 3 (Brant)

Ducks, Mergansers, & Coots

Nov. 25 - Nov. 27

Dec. 2 - Dec. 4

Dec. 9 - Jan. 31

See below for ducks, mergansers, and coots bag limits.

Woodcock

Dec. 18 - Jan. 31

3

9

Youth, Veteran, and Active Military Waterfowl Days

Feb. 4 - Feb. 5, 2023

Bag limits & shooting hours are the same as the regular season.

Light Goose Conservation Order****

Oct. 1 - Nov. 10, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1, Dec. 5 - Dec. 8, Feb. 1 - Feb. 3, Feb. 6 - Mar. 31

no limit

no limit

Daily Bag Limits / Possession Limits:

Possession Limit is three times the daily bag limit for all migratory game birds except on opening day unless otherwise noted.

Ducks - A total of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 mottled duck, 2 black ducks, and 1 pintail. The daily bag limit for scaup is 1 scaup per day Nov. 25 - 27, Dec. 2 - 4, and Dec. 9 - 17; and is 2 scaup per day Dec. 18 - Jan. 31.

Mergansers - A total of 5, only 2 of which may be hooded mergansers.

Coots - 15 Daily.

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