Trapping Regulations

Beaver

Jan. 1 – April 15, 2023, and Nov. 1, 2023 – April 15, 2024

Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Weasel

Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, 2023

Fisher

Nov. 1 – Nov. 22, 2023

Mink, River Otter

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2023

Muskrat, Opossum, Raccoon, Skunk

Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 2023, and Nov. 1, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024

  1. Pelt checking/reporting required for specified species.
  2. Bobcats may only be trapped or salvaged in Wildlife Management Zones 1–8.

Deer Hunting Regulations

Deer (Big Game)

  • Youth Deer Hunt Day: Sept. 30, 2023
  • Archery Zones 10–14: Oct. 2 – Nov. 25, 2023
  • Zones 1–9: Oct. 16 – Nov. 25, 2023
  • Shotgun: Nov. 27 – Dec. 9, 2023
  • Primitive Firearms: Dec. 11 – Dec. 30, 2023

Bag Limits

  • 1 antlered deer statewide OR antlerless deer in specified zones.
  • Paraplegic: Nov. 2 – Nov. 4, 2023
  • 2 antlered deer + antlerless deer by permit

Black Bear Hunting

Black Bear (Big Game)

Zones 1–14

  • Sept. 5 – Sept. 23, 2023
  • Nov. 6 – Nov. 25, 2023
  • Nov. 27 – Dec. 9, 2023

Refer to full regulations for comprehensive information.


Upland Game Birds

Crow

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2 – Apr. 10, 2023, and July 1, 2023 – Apr. 10, 2024 (M, F, Sat only)

Pheasant Youth Hunt

Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and Oct. 7, 2023

  • Zones 1–14 Oct. 14 – Dec. 30, 2023

Quail

Zones 11–14 Oct. 14 – Dec. 30, 2023

Ruffed Grouse

Zones 1–14 Oct. 14 – Nov. 25, 2023

Wild Turkey (Big Game)

  • Youth Hunt: Zones 1–13 April 22, 2023 (special restrictions apply)
  • Spring: Zones 1–13 April 24 – May 20, 2023
  • Fall: Zones 10–13*** Oct. 2 – Nov. 25, 2023
  • Fall: Zones 1–9*** Oct. 16 – Nov. 25, 2023

Certain hunting restrictions apply during shotgun deer season.


Rabbit, Hare & Squirrel Hunting

Cottontail Rabbit

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2, 2023 – Feb. 28, 2023, Oct. 14, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024

Snowshoe Hare

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2, 2023 – Feb. 28, 2023, Oct. 14, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024

Gray Squirrel

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2, 2023 – Feb. 28, 2023, Sept. 5, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024

Closed during shotgun deer season.


Furbearers Regulations

Bobcat

Zones 1–8 Jan. 2 – Mar. 8, 2023, and Dec. 20, 2023 – Mar. 8, 2024

Coyote

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2 – Mar. 8, 2023, and Oct. 14, 2023 – Mar. 8, 2024

Fox (red or gray)

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2 – Feb. 28, 2023, and Nov. 1, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024

Opossum

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2 – Jan. 31, 2023, and Oct. 2, 2023 – Jan. 31, 2024

Raccoon

Zones 1–14 Jan. 2 – Jan. 31, 2023, and Oct. 2, 2023 – Jan. 31, 2024

Refer to full regulations for specific details.


Note:

Furbearer hunting seasons are generally closed during shotgun deer season, except for coyotes. Certain species may be taken year-round by licensed hunters with no daily or seasonal bag limit. Falconers have specific hunting permissions.

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