Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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expand Alligator 
Species:Alligator
Zones: 2; 4; 5
Opens: Closed
Zones: 1; 3
Opens:9/18/2015
Closes:9/21/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes After Sunset Until 30 Minutes Before Sunrise
More:
  • Alligator hunting is by drawn permit only.
  • Each permit authorizes the harvest of one alligator, which must be at least 4 feet long.
  • Successful applicants must attend a mandatory hunter orientation.
  • Alligators must be snared or harpooned and subdued using a hand-held snare or harpoon with a hand-held restraining line before dispatching.
  • Once subdued, an alligator must be dispatched using only a shotgun or shotgun shell-loaded bangstick using shot no larger than no. 4 common shot.
  • Alligators must be tagged with a Temporary Alligator Possession Tag immediately and transported to an official check station within 12 hours of harvest.
  • Click here for more information and to apply for an alligator permit.
Species:Alligator
Zones: 1; 3
Opens:9/25/2015
Closes:9/28/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes After Sunset Until 30 Minutes Before Sunrise
More:
  • Alligator hunting is by drawn permit only.
  • Each permit authorizes the harvest of one alligator, which must be at least 4 feet long.
  • Successful applicants must attend a mandatory hunter orientation.
  • Alligators must be snared or harpooned and subdued using a hand-held snare or harpoon with a hand-held restraining line before dispatching.
  • Once subdued, an alligator must be dispatched using only a shotgun or shotgun shell-loaded bangstick using shot no larger than no. 4 common shot.
  • Alligators must be tagged with a Temporary Alligator Possession Tag immediately and transported to an official check station within 12 hours of harvest.
  • Click here for more information and to apply for an alligator permit.
expand Bear - Archery 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1
Opens:9/26/2015
Closes:11/30/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear zone 1 has a quota of 205 bears in October and a total quota of 250 bears.
    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Nov. 30, whichever comes first.
More:
Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 2
Opens:9/26/2015
Closes:11/30/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear Zone 2 has no zone quota for 2015.
More:
Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 3; 4; 5; 5A; 6; 7
Opens: Closed
expand Bear - Modern Gun 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1; 2
Opens:11/1/2015
Closes:11/6/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear zone 1 has a quota of 205 bears in October and a total quota of 250 bears.
    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Nov. 6, whichever comes first.
  • Bear zone 2 has no zone quota for the 2015 season.
More:
Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 1; 2
Opens:11/9/2015
Closes:11/30/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear zone 1 has a quota of 205 bears in October and a total quota of 250 bears.
    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Nov. 30, whichever comes first.
  • Bear zone 2 has no zone quota for the 2015 season.
More:
Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 3; 4; 6; 7
Opens: Closed
Species:Bear
Zones: 5
Opens:11/28/2015
Closes:12/6/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear zone 5 has a quota of 10 bears. Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Dec. 6, whichever comes first.
More:
Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 5A
Opens:11/21/2015
Closes:12/6/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear zone 5A has a quota of 5 bears.
    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Dec. 6, whichever comes first.
More:
Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
expand Bear - Muzzleloader 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1; 2
Opens:10/17/2015
Closes:10/25/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear zone 1 has a quota of 205 bears in October and a total quota of 250 bears.
    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Oct. 25, whichever comes first.
  • Bear zone 2 has no zone quota for the 2015 season.
More:
Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
Species:Bear
Zones: 3; 4; 5; 5A; 6; 7
Opens: Closed
expand Bear - Special Youth Modern Gun 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1; 2
Opens:11/7/2015
Closes:11/8/2015
Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
Limits:
  • Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
  • Bear zone 1 has a quota of 205 bears in October and a total quota of 250 bears.
    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Nov. 8, whichever comes first.
  • Bear zone 2 has no zone quota for the 2015 season.
  • More:
    • Only youths under 16 may legally harvest a bear during the hunt.
    • Bait, foodstuffs or the use of any kind of lure to attract bears are not allowed except on private lands in bear zones from 30 days before the first bear season in that zone until the season ends or the quota is reached.
    Species:Bear
    Zones: 3; 4; 5; 5A; 6; 7
    Opens: Closed
    expand Crow 
    Species:Crow, American
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:9/1/2015
    Closes:2/29/2016
    Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
    Limits:
    No limit. (Thursday-Monday hunting only) 
    More:
    Crows may not be hunted with rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber rimfire or with muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber unless a modern gun or muzzleloading deer season, bear season or coyote season is open. Crows may not be hunted with shotguns using rifled slugs, or shot larger than T shot. Crows may not be hunted over bait. Electronic callers allowed.
    expand Deer 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 1
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 1.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 1A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 1A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 2
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 2.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 3
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 3.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 4
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Closed
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-15 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • One doe with modern gun.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Modern guns are restricted to:
      • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
      • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
      • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 4A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 4B
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Closed
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-22 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • One doe with modern gun.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Modern guns are restricted to:
      • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
      • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
      • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 4B.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 5
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Closed
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-15, Nov. 21-22 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • One doe with modern gun.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Modern guns are restricted to:
      • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
      • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
      • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 5A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 5B
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Closed
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-22 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Three deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Three does with archery;
    • One doe with modern gun.
    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Modern guns are restricted to:
      • shotguns .410 or larger with slugs,
      • legal muzzleloading rifles, and
      • handguns with barrels 4 inches to 10 inches long, chambered specifically for straight-walled centerfire cartridges loaded with lead, lead alloy, soft nose and/or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 5B.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 6
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 6.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 6A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 6A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 7
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: closed
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 7.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 8
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 8.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 8A
    Opens:
    Limits:
    2015-16 Season Dates
    Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
    Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
    Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

    Statewide Bag Limit
    Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

    Zone Bag Limit
    Four deer, which may include:
    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
    • Four does with archery;
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

     

    More:

    Special Regulations

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 8A.
    • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
      • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 9
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 20 and Dec. 26-28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Four deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Four does with archery;
      • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

      More:

      Special Regulations

      • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 9.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 10
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Four deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Four does with archery;
      • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

      More:

      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 10.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 11
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Closed
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Three deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Three does with archery;
      • One doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Deer Zone 11.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 12
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 20 and Dec. 26-28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Six deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 20 in Deer Zone 12.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 13
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 20 and Dec. 26-28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Four deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Four does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 20 in Deer Zone 13.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 14
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Four deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Four does with archery;
      • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting No. 14-Dec. 13 in Deer Zone 14.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested.
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 15
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 19-21
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 13 and Dec. 26-28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Four deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Four does with archery;
      • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting No. 14-Dec. 13 in Deer Zone 15.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 16
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

      Zone Bag Limit
      Four deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Four does with archery;
      • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 16.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 16A
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. 

      Zone Bag Limit
      Four deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Four does with archery;
      • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 16A.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 17
      Opens:
      Limits:
      2015-16 Season Dates
      Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
      Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 29-31
      Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
      Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
      Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 28

      Statewide Bag Limit
      Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

      Zone Bag Limit
      Six deer, which may include:
      • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
      • Six does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

       

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      Special Regulations

      • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 14-Dec. 25 in Deer Zone 17.
      • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck), have an inside antler spread of 15 inches or have one antler with a main beam of 18 inches to be legally harvested.
        • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger. 
      expand Deer - Archery 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A
      Opens:9/26/2015
      Closes:2/29/2016
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.  
       
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      • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms seasons, but must wear hunter orange.  
       
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 11
      Opens:9/26/2015
      Closes:2/29/2016
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to three does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.
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      • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms season, but must wear hunter orange. 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 12; 17
      Opens:9/26/2015
      Closes:2/29/2016
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.
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      • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms season, but must wear hunter orange. 
      expand Deer - Christmas Holiday Modern Gun 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
      Opens:12/26/2015
      Closes:12/28/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 7
      Opens:12/26/2015
      Closes:12/28/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4; 4B; 5; 5B; 11
      Opens:12/26/2015
      Closes:12/28/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
        • muzzleloaders;
        • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
        • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, lead allowy, soft nose or hollow point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4A; 5A
      Opens:12/26/2015
      Closes:12/28/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 12; 17
      Opens:12/26/2015
      Closes:12/28/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 13
      Opens:12/26/2015
      Closes:12/28/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      expand Deer - Modern Gun 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/6/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Zones 1A, 6, 6A, 8, 8A and 10.
    • No dogs in Zones 1, 2 and 3.
    • Species:Deer
      Zones: 7
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/6/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 6. 
    • Species:Deer
      Zones: 4; 5
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:11/15/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
        • muzzleloaders;
        • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
        • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 5
      Opens:11/21/2015
      Closes:11/22/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
        • muzzleloaders;
        • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
        • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4A; 5A
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/13/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:

      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.

      Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4B; 5B
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:11/22/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      • In deer zones 4, 4B, 5 and 5B, modern guns are restricted to:
        • muzzleloaders;
        • shotguns (.410 or larger) with slugs; or
        • pistols having barrels 4 to 10 inches long, chambered for straight-wall centerfire cartridges and using lead, soft-nose or hollow-point bullets .30 caliber or larger.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 9
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/20/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    • Species:Deer
      Zones: 11
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/6/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 6.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 12
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/20/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 20.
    • Species:Deer
      Zones: 13
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/20/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 20.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 14; 15
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/13/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 13.
    • Species:Deer
      Zones: 16; 16A
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No Dogs in Zone 16
      • Dogs are allowed in Zone 16A Nov. 14-Dec. 25.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 17
      Opens:11/14/2015
      Closes:12/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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    • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 25.
    • expand Deer - Muzzleloader 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4; 5; 4B; 5B
      Opens: Closed
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
      Opens:10/17/2015
      Closes:10/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10
      Opens:12/12/2015
      Closes:12/14/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 9; 16; 16A
      Opens:12/29/2015
      Closes:12/31/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 14; 15
      Opens:12/19/2015
      Closes:12/21/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
      Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and two does may be taken with firearms.
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      • No Dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4A; 5A
      Opens:10/17/2015
      Closes:10/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4A; 5A
      Opens:12/19/2015
      Closes:12/21/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Three deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 7
      Opens:10/17/2015
      Closes:10/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 7
      Opens:12/12/2015
      Closes:12/14/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and one doe may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 11
      Opens:10/17/2015
      Closes:10/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
      Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, which may include 2 bucks and one doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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      • No Dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 11
      Opens:12/12/2015
      Closes:12/14/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
      Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of three deer, which may include 2 bucks and one doe with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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      • No Dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 12; 17
      Opens:10/17/2015
      Closes:10/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
      More:
      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 12; 17
      Opens:12/29/2015
      Closes:12/31/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • No dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 13
      Opens:10/17/2015
      Closes:10/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
      Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, which may include 2 bucks or up to four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
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      • No Dogs.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 13
      Opens:12/29/2015
      Closes:12/31/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two bucks.
      Zone Bag Limit: Seasonal bag limit of four deer, which may include two bucks or up to four does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
      More:
      • No Dogs.
      expand Deer - Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Season 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 7; 11
      Opens: Closed
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
      Opens:10/10/2015
      Closes:10/14/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does or button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
      • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 12; 17
      Opens:10/10/2015
      Closes:10/14/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to six does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does and button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
      • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 13
      Opens:10/10/2015
      Closes:10/14/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
      Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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      • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does and button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
      • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
      expand Deer - Special Youth Modern Gun 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
      Opens:11/7/2015
      Closes:11/8/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
      • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
      • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
      • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
      • No dogs.
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      Exceptions: 

      • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
      • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt. 
      Species:Deer
      Zones: 1; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A; 17; 1A; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9
      Opens:1/2/2016
      Closes:1/3/2016
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
      • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
      • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
      • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
      • No dogs.
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      Exceptions:

      • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
      • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt. 
      expand Dove 
      Species:Dove, Mourning;Dove, Eurasian Collared
      Opens:9/6/2014
      Closes:10/25/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Mourning dove daily limit is 15. Possession limit is 45.
      No daily limit or possession limit on Eurasian Collared Dove.
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      Species:Dove, Mourning;Dove, Eurasian Collared
      Opens:12/20/2014
      Closes:1/8/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Mourning dove daily limit is 15. Possession limit is 45.
      No daily limit or possession limit on Eurasian Collared Dove.
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      expand Early Migratory Birds 
      Species:Common Gallinule and Purple Gallinule
      Opens:9/1/2014
      Closes:11/9/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 15. Possession limit is 45 (combined).
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      Species:Rail, Virginia and Sora
      Opens:9/6/2014
      Closes:11/14/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 25. Possession limit is 75 (combined).
       
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      Species:Snipe, Common
      Opens:11/1/2014
      Closes:2/15/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily Limit is 8. Possession Limit is 24.
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      Species:Woodcock
      Opens:11/8/2014
      Closes:12/22/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 3. Possession limit is 9.
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      expand Elk 
      Species:Elk
      Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4
      Opens:10/3/2015
      Closes:10/9/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
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      Species:Elk
      Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4
      Opens:11/7/2015
      Closes:11/13/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      More:
      Species:Elk
      Zones:
      Opens:11/7/2015
      Closes:11/13/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      More:
      • Hunting by permit only. Click here for details.
      • November 7-8 youth only hunt. 
      • Elk Management Assistance Program (EMAP) private land zone (Bonne, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties; excludes Boxley Valley).
      • 2015 EMAP quota: 12 bull elk and 24 antlerless elk.
      • Either-sex permit holders must stop hunting between noon-2 p.m. each day and call the wildlife hotline (800-440-1477) after 2 p.m. each day of the open season to see if the bull quota was filled during the morning hunt.
      • Antlerless permit holders can hunt during legal hunting hours as long as the quota is still available at the beginning of the day.
      • All EMAP permit holders must call the wildlife hotline (800-440-1477) after 8 p.m. each night and listen for the correct numeric prompt for updates on elk harvest quota information.
      • The hunt will end the evening of November 13, 2015, or the evening that the 36 elk quota (12 bulls, 24 antlerless) is met; whichever comes first.
      expand Frog 
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:4/15/2015 Noon
      Closes:12/31/2015 Midnight
      Limits:
      Daily limit (from noon to noon) of 18. Possession limit of 36.
      More:
      Only bullfrogs may be taken. Bullfrogs may be taken using hands, hand nets, hook-and-line, gig, spear, or bow-and-arrow. A fishing license is required to take bullfrogs. Bullfrogs may not be sold. (Fish farmers may be exempted from these regulations). 
      expand Furbearer - Hunting 
      Species:Beaver;Muskrat;Nutria
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:9/1/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:3/31/2016 Sunset
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      No limit. 
      More:
      • Dogs allowed.
      • Day hunting only.
      Species:Bobcat
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:9/1/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:2/29/2016 Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 2 per day. No possession limit.
      More:
      • Dogs allowed except when deer seasons for that deer zone prohibit the use of dogs.
      • Day and night hunting allowed.
      • Dogs required to hunt bobcats at night.
      • Bobcats may be taken with archery equipment, firearms of any caliber or shotguns with shot no larger than T shot.
      Species:Bobcat
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:4/18/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:4/26/2015 Sunset
      Limits:
      SEE NOTES REGARDING HUNT SEASON DATES

      Limit is 2 per day. Dogs not allowed.
      More:
      • This segment of bobcat hunting season runs with open turkey seasons.
        • In turkey zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17, hunters may hunt bobcats April 20-May 5.
        • In turkey zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A, hunters may hunt bobcats April 18-May 3.
      • During youth turkey hunts, youths may take bobcats.
      • Day hunting only.
      • Bobcats may be taken with archery equipment, firearms of any caliber or shotguns with shot no larger than T shot. Bobcats may be taken during spring turkey season with hunting equipment legal for that season.
      Species:Coyote
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:7/1/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:2/29/2016 Sunset
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      No limit. 
      More:
      • Dogs allowed except when deer seasons for that deer zone prohibit the use of dogs.
      • Day hunting only.
      • Coyote may be taken with archery equipment, firearms of any caliber or shotguns with shot no larger than T shot.
      Species:Coyote
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:4/18/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:4/26/2015 Sunset
      Limits:
      SEE NOTES REGARDING HUNTING SEASON DATES.
      No limit. Dogs not allowed.
      More:
      • This segment of coyote hunting season runs with open turkey seasons.
        • In turkey zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17, hunters may hunt coyotes April 19-May 4.
        • In turkey zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A, hunters may hunt coyotes April 18-May 3.
      • During youth turkey hunts, only youths may take coyotes.
      • Day hunting only
      • Coyote may be taken with archery equipment, firearms of any caliber or shotguns with shot no larger than T shot. Coyotes may be taken during spring turkey season with hunting equipment legal for that season.
      Species:Fox, Gray;Fox, Red;Mink;Skunk, Striped
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:9/1/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:2/29/2016 Sunset
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 2 per day per species. No possession limit.
      Species:Opossum
      Opens:9/1/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:2/29/2016 Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 2 per day. No possession limit.
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      Dogs allowed.
      Day or night hunting; dogs are required for hunting at night.
      Species:Otter, River
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:11/8/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:2/29/2016 Sunset
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 2 per day. No possession limit.
      More:
      Day hunting only.
      Species:Raccoon
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:7/1/2015 Sunset
      Closes:8/31/2015 Sunrise
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes After Sunset Until 30 Minutes Before Sunrise
      Limits:
      No limit.
      More:
      • Night hunting only.
      • Dogs required.
      Species:Raccoon
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:9/1/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:3/31/2016 Sunset
      Limits:
      No limit.
      More:
      • Day and night hunting allowed. 
      • Dogs required for hunting at night.
      expand Furbearer - Trapping 
      Species:Furbearer - Other than beaver, coyote, muskrat and nutria
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:11/7/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:2/29/2016 Sunset
      Limits:
      No limit.
      Species:Beaver;Muskrat;Nutria
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:11/7/2015 Sunrise
      Closes:3/31/2016 Sunset
      Limits:
      No limit.
      Species:Coyote
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:8/1/2014 Sunrise
      Closes:3/31/2015 Sunset
      Limits:
      No limit.
      expand Small Game 
      Species:Quail
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:11/1/2015
      Closes:2/7/2016
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 6. Possession limit is 12.
      More:
      While training bird dogs, you may use handguns or shotguns with blank ammunition. Pen-raised quail may be taken with a Shoot-To-Kill Bird Dog Field Training Permit. This permit is available from your local wildlife officer.
      Species:Rabbit, Swamp;Rabbit, Eastern Cottontail
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:9/1/2015
      Closes:2/29/2016
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 8. Possession limit is 16.
      More:
      Rabbits may not be hunted with rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber rimfire or with muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber unless a modern gun or muzzleloading deer season, bear season or coyote season is open. Rabbits may not be hunted with shotguns using rifled slugs or shot larger than T shot. Up to eight box traps (with interior dimensions up to 8 inches wide and 10 inches tall) may be used.
      Species:Squirrel, gray;Squirrel, fox
      Zones:Statewide
      Opens:5/15/2015
      Closes:2/29/2016
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 12. Possession limit is 48.
      More:
      Squirrels may not be hunted with rifles or pistols larger than .22 caliber rimfire or with muzzleloaders larger than .40 caliber unless a modern gun or muzzleloading deer season, bear season or coyote season is open. Squirrels may not be hunted with shotguns using rifled slugs or shot larger than T shot.
      expand Turkey 
      Species:Turkey
      Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4B; 5; 5B; 6; 7; 7A; 8; 9; 10; 17
      Opens:4/18/2015
      Closes:5/3/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      • The statewide bag limit is two adult gobblers or bearded hens, no jakes.
      • Zone bag limit: Two adult gobblers or bearded hens, no jakes.
      • Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt).
      • No more than one turkey may be taken per day.
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      Species:Turkey
      Zones: 4; 4A; 5A; 9A
      Opens:4/18/2015
      Closes:4/26/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      • The statewide bag limit is two adult gobblers or bearded hens, no jakes.
      • Zone bag limit: One bearded turkey, no jakes. Hunters who kill a turkey in one of these zones must travel to any other zone (including other one-bird-limit zones) to harvest a second turkey.
      • Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt).
      • No more than one turkey may be taken per day.
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      Species:Turkey
      Zones: 1A
      Opens: Closed
      Limits:

      Turkey Zone 1A is closed.

      expand Turkey - Youth Hunt 
      Species:Turkey
      Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4; 4A; 4B; 5; 5A; 5B; 6; 7; 7A; 8; 9; 9A; 10; 17
      Opens:4/11/2015
      Closes:4/12/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      • The statewide bag limit is two adult gobblers or bearded hens.
      • Hunters must follow the zone bag limits of the zones in which they hunt.
      • Hunters who are 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their two-bird limit during the season (including the youth hunt).
      • No more than one turkey may be taken per day.
      More:
      • Only hunters 6 to 15 years old may hunt turkeys during the special youth turkey hunt.
      • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult mentor who is 18 or older.
      • Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult mentor who is 21 or older.
      expand Waterfowl 
      Species:Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
      Opens:11/22/2014
      Closes:11/30/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Duck daily bag limit - Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, three scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
      Duck possession limit - Three times the daily bag limit.
      Coot daily bag limit - 15.
      Coot possession limit - 45.
      Merganser daily bag limit - Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
      Merganser possession limit - Three times the daily bag limit.
      More:
      Species:Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
      Opens:12/4/2014
      Closes:12/23/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Duck daily bag limit - Six ducks. Limit may include no morethan four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three woodducks, two redheads, one black duck, three scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed haveno extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
      Duck possession limit - Three times the daily bag limit.
      Coot daily bag limit - 15.
      Coot possession limit - 45.
      Merganser daily bag limit - Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
      Merganser possession limit - Three times the daily bag limit.
      More:
      Species:Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
      Opens:12/26/2014
      Closes:1/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Duck daily bag limit - Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, three scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
      Duck possession limit - Three times the daily bag limit.
      Coot daily bag limit - 15.
      Coot possession limit - 45.
      Merganser daily bag limit - Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
      Merganser possession limit - Three times the daily bag limit.
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      Species:Goose, Canada
      Opens:9/1/2014
      Closes:9/15/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 5. Possession limit is 15.
      Species:Goose, Canada
      Opens:9/20/2014
      Closes:9/29/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 2. Possession limit is 6.
       
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      Northwest Canada Goose Zone includes: Benton, Carroll, Boone, Marion, Baxter, Washington, Madison, Newton, Searcy, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren, Sebastian, Logan, Conway, Faulkner, Scott, Yell, Perry and Pulaski counties.
      Species:Goose, Canada
      Opens:11/13/2014
      Closes:1/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 2. Possession limit is 6.
       
      Species:Goose, White-fronted
      Opens:11/13/2014
      Closes:1/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit is 2. Possession limit is 6.
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      Species:Goose, Blue;Goose, Snow;Goose, Ross
      Opens:11/13/2014
      Closes:1/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Bag limit is 50. No possession limit.
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      expand Waterfowl - Early Teal 
      Species:Teal, Blue-winged;Teal, Cinnamon;Teal, Green-winged
      Opens:9/13/2014
      Closes:9/28/2014
      Shooting Hours:Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Daily limit -- 6 (blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal combined). Possession limit -- 18.
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      expand Waterfowl - Light Goose Conservation Order 
      Species:Goose, Blue;Goose, Ross;Goose, Snow
      Opens:10/11/2014
      Closes:11/12/2014
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      No bag limit or possession limit.
      More:
      • Hunters may use unplugged shotguns.
      • Hunters may use electric calls.
      • Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
      • No federal or state waterfowl stamp is required.
      • Hunters must have a valid hunting license, but it may be from any state.
      • Hunters must call (800) 364-4263 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or click here to visit our permit page and click "Submit New Permit Application" for a free registration permit number.
      Species:Goose, Blue;Goose, Ross;Goose, Snow
      Opens:1/26/2015
      Closes:1/30/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      No bag limit or possession limit.
      More:
      •  Hunters may use unplugged shotguns.
      • Hunters may use electric calls.
      • Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
      • No federal or state waterfowl stamp is required.
      • Hunters must have a valid hunting license, but it may be from any state.
      • Hunters must call (800) 364-4263 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or click here to visit our permit page and click "Submit New Permit Application" for a free registration permit number.
      Species:Goose, Blue;Goose, Snow;Goose, Ross
      Opens:2/2/2015
      Closes:4/25/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset
      Limits:
      No bag limit or possession limit.
      More:
      • Hunters may use unplugged shotguns.
      • Hunters may use electric calls.
      • Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
      • No federal or state waterfowl stamp is required.
      • Hunters must have a valid hunting license, but it may be from any state.
      • Hunters must call (800) 364-4263 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or click here to visit our permit page and click "Submit New Permit Application" for a free registration permit number.
      expand Waterfowl - Youth 
      Species:Waterfowl
      Opens:1/31/2015
      Closes:2/1/2015
      Shooting Hours:30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
      Limits:
      Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as the regular season.
      More:
      On these days, youths 15 and younger may harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor who is 18 or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor who is 21 or older. Mentors may not hunt ducks, geese, mergansers or coots, but may call waterfowl and may (if properly licensed) hunt other game in season. Youth hunters can hunt on wildlife management areas 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset these two days.