2024 Comprehensive Hunting Schedule

Furbearer Hunting: Dates and Species

  • Bobcat: Jan. 10 – Feb. 7
  • Red & Gray Fox:
    • Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 11, 2024
    • Oct. 26, 2024 – Feb. 9, 2025
  • Raccoon: Oct. 12 – Dec. 31
  • Muskrat: Mar. 20 – April 19
  • Skunk, Weasel, Opossum: Open Year Round
  • Coyote: Continuous updates available on the official website
  • Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion, Mink, Otter, Beaver, Fisher: No open season

Big Game Hunting: Seasons and Specifics

  • Deer:
    • Archery: Oct. 1 – Nov. 15 & Dec. 2 – 15 (Closed during regular Nov. season)
    • Youth & Novice Deer Weekend: Oct. 26 – 27
    • Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Season: Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 (Permit required, check website)
    • 16 Day Regular Season: Nov. 16 – Dec.1
    • Muzzleloader: Dec. 7 – 15
  • Black Bear:
    • Early Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 15
    • Late Season: Nov. 16 – 24
  • Turkey:
    • Youth & Novice Turkey Weekend: April 27 – 28
    • Spring Season: May 1 – 31
    • Fall Seasons:
      • Archery Only: Oct. 5 – 25 (WMUs statewide)
      • Shotgun or Archery: Oct. 26 – Nov. 3 (WMUs B, D, G, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, Q) & Oct. 26 – Nov. 10 (WMUs F, K, N)
  • Moose: Check the website for specific dates

Small Game Hunting: Key Dates

  • Hare, Rabbit:
    • Sept. 30, 2023 – March 10, 2024
    • Sept. 28, 2024 – March 9, 2025 (WMUs D and E open through March 31)
  • Gray Squirrel: Sept. 1 – Dec. 31
  • Ruffed Grouse (Partridge): Sept. 28 – Dec. 31
  • Woodcock, Waterfowl: Dates to be announced
  • Crow: Jan. 15 – April 8 & Aug. 19 – Dec. 16 (Friday to Monday only, closed Tuesday to Thursday)

Furbearer Trapping: Schedule and Species

  • Mink, Skunk, Red & Gray Fox, Raccoon, Coyote, Opossum, Weasel: Oct. 26 – Dec. 31
  • Otter, Muskrat, Beaver:
    • Oct. 28, 2023 – Mar. 31, 2024
    • Oct. 26, 2024 – March 31, 2025
  • Fisher: Dec. 1 – 31
  • Bobcat: Dec. 1 – 16
  • Marten, Lynx, Wolf, Eastern Mountain Lion: No open season

Note: All dates are inclusive. For the latest updates and detailed regulations, please visit the official hunting website. This comprehensive guide provides essential information for hunters planning their seasons, including specific dates for various species and hunting types. Remember to check for any special permits or regulations that may apply. Stay informed and hunt responsibly.

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