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Hunting

2022 Quick Reference Guide

Furbearer Hunting

Species

Dates

Bobcat

Jan. 10 – Feb. 7

Red & Gray Fox

Oct. 23, 2021 – Feb. 13, 2022 &

Oct. 22, 2022 – Feb. 12, 2023

Raccoon

Oct. 8 – Dec. 31

Muskrat

Mar. 20 – April 19

Coyote , Skunk, Weasel, and Opossum

Open Year Round

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion , Mink, Otter, Beaver, Fisher

No open season

Furbearer Trapping

Species

Dates

Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel

Oct. 22 – Dec. 31

Otter, Muskrat, Beaver

Oct. 23, 2021 – Mar. 31, 2022 &

Oct. 22, 2022 – Mar. 31, 2023

Fisher

Dec. 1 – 31

Bobcat

Dec. 1 – 16

Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion

No open season

Big Game Hunting

Species

Season

Notes

Dates

Deer

Archery

Closed during regular Nov. season

Oct. 1 – Nov. 11 & Nov. 28 – Dec. 15

Youth & Novice Deer Weekend

Oct. 22 – 23

Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Season

By permit only, if available. Check website.

Oct. 27 – 30

16 Day Regular Season

Nov. 12 – 27

Muzzleloader

Dec. 3 – 11

Black Bear

Early Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 11

Late Season: Nov. 12 – 20

Turkey

Youth & Novice Turkey Weekend

April 23 – 24

Spring Season

May 1 – 31

Fall Seasons

Archery only

In all WMUs statewide

Oct. 1 – 21

Shotgun or Archery

WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, and Q

Oct. 22 – 30

WMUs F, K, and N

Oct. 22 – Nov. 6

Moose

Check website

Small Game Hunting

Species

Dates

Hare, Rabbit

Sept. 25, 2021 – Mar. 13, 2022 &

Sept. 24, 2022 – Mar. 12, 2023

WMUs D&E remain open through March 31

Gray Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Dec. 31

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Sept. 24 – Dec. 31

Woodcock, Waterfowl

To Be Announced

Crow

Jan. 17 – April 11 & Aug. 19 – Dec. 19 Friday – Monday only, closed Tues – Thurs

All dates inclusive.