Small Game Hunting Seasons and Limits

Mammals

  • Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

    • Season: November 4 to February 29
    • Location: All counties
    • Daily Bag Limit: 4
    • Possession Limit: 8
  • Squirrel (Gray and Eastern Fox)

    • Season: September 2 to February 29
    • Location: All counties
    • Daily Bag Limit: 6
    • Possession Limit: 12
  • Squirrel (Red or Piney)

    • Season: September 2 to February 29
    • Location: All counties
    • Daily Bag Limit: No limit
    • Possession Limit: No limit
  • Delmarva Fox Squirrel

    • Season: Closed

Birds

  • Quail

    • Season:
      • Closed in Allegany and Garrett counties and on lands owned or managed by the Department of Natural Resources east of the Susquehanna River.
      • November 4 to January 15 on private lands east of the Susquehanna River and all lands west, excluding Garrett and Allegany Counties.
    • Daily Bag Limit: 6 (where open)
    • Possession Limit: 12 (where open)
  • Ruffed Grouse

    • Season: October 7 to December 31
    • Location: All counties
    • Daily Bag Limit: 2
    • Possession Limit: 4
  • Pheasant

    • Season: November 4 to February 29
    • Location: All counties
    • Daily Bag Limit: 2 (either sex)
    • Possession Limit: 4
  • Crow

    • Season: August 15 to March 15 (Wednesday to Saturday only)
    • Location: All counties
    • Daily Bag Limit: No limit
    • Possession Limit: No limit

Additional Information

  • Sunday Hunting Restrictions:
    • Only in certain counties (refer to the provided chart for clarification)

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