Season Dates and Bag Limits | All 

collapse Alligator 
Species:Alligator
Zones: 2; 4; 5
Opens: Closed
Zones: 1; 3
Opens:9/19/2014
Closes:9/22/2014
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  • 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:9/26/2014
Closes:9/29/2014
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.
collapse Bear - Archery 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1
Opens:10/1/2014
Closes:11/30/2014
Limits:
Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
Bear zone 1 has a quota of 165 bears in October and a total quota of 200 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.
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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:10/1/2014
Closes:11/30/2014
Limits:
Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
Bear zone 2 has a quota of 125 bears in October and a total quota of 150 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.
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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
collapse Bear - Modern Gun 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1
Opens:11/3/2014
Closes:11/30/2014
Limits:
Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
Bear zone 1 has a quota of 165 bears in October and a total quota of 200 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.
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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:11/3/2014
Closes:11/30/2014
Limits:
Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
Bear zone 2 has a quota of 125 bears in October and a total quota of 150 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.
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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:11/29/2014
Closes:12/7/2014
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. 8, whichever comes first.
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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:11/22/2014
Closes:12/7/2014
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. 8, whichever comes first.
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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.
collapse Bear - Muzzleloader 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1; 2
Opens:10/18/2014
Closes:10/26/2014
Limits:
Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
Bear zone 1 has a quota of 165 bears in October and a total quota of 200 bears.
Bear zone 2 has a quota of 125 bears in October and a total quota of 150 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. 27, whichever comes first.
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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
collapse Bear - Special Youth Modern Gun 
Species:Bear
Zones: 1; 2
Opens:11/1/2014
Closes:11/2/2014
Limits:
Season bag limit is one statewide by any method in any zone.
Bear zone 1 has a quota of 165 bears in October and a total quota of 200 bears.
Bear zone 2 has a quota of 125 bears in October and a total quota of 150 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. 3, whichever comes first.
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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
collapse Crow 
Species:Crow, American
Zones:Statewide
Opens:9/1/2014
Closes:2/21/2015
Limits:
No limit. (Thursday-Monday hunting only) 
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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.
collapse Deer - Archery 
Species:Deer
Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 7; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 13; 14; 15; 16; 16A
Opens:9/27/2014
Closes:2/28/2015
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:9/27/2014
Closes:2/28/2015
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:9/27/2014
Closes:2/28/2015
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. 
collapse Deer - Christmas Holiday Modern Gun 
Species:Deer
Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 9; 10; 14; 15; 16; 16A
Opens:12/26/2014
Closes:12/28/2014
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:12/26/2014
Closes:12/28/2014
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:12/26/2014
Closes:12/28/2014
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:12/26/2014
Closes:12/28/2014
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:12/26/2014
Closes:12/28/2014
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:12/26/2014
Closes:12/28/2014
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.
collapse Deer - Modern Gun 
Species:Deer
Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10
Opens:11/8/2014
Closes:11/30/2014
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. 8-30 in Zones 1A, 6, 6A, 8, 8A and 10.
  • No dogs in Zones 1, 2 and 3.
  • Species:Deer
    Zones: 7
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:11/30/2014
    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. 
    More:
  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 8-30.
  • Species:Deer
    Zones: 4; 5
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:11/9/2014
    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.
    More:
    • 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:11/15/2014
    Closes:11/16/2014
    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.
    More:
    • 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:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/7/2014
    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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  • Does may be taken the entire modern gun season.
  • No dogs.
  • Species:Deer
    Zones: 4B; 5B
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:11/16/2014
    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.
    More:
    • 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:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/14/2014
    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:11/8/2014
    Closes:11/30/2014
    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. 8-30.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 12
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/14/2014
    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. 8-Dec. 15.
  • Species:Deer
    Zones: 13
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/14/2014
    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. 8-Dec 15.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 14; 15
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/7/2014
    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. 8-Dec. 7.
  • Species:Deer
    Zones: 16; 16A
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/25/2014
    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. 8-Dec. 25.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 17
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/25/2014
    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. 8-Dec. 25.
  • collapse 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:10/18/2014
    Closes:10/26/2014
    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.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 1; 1A; 2; 3; 6; 6A; 8; 8A; 10; 14; 15
    Opens:12/13/2014
    Closes:12/15/2014
    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.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 9; 16; 16A
    Opens:12/29/2014
    Closes:12/31/2014
    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.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 7
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Closes:10/26/2014
    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.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 7
    Opens:12/13/2014
    Closes:12/15/2014
    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.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Closes:10/26/2014
    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.
    More:
    • No dogs.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 4A; 5A
    Opens:12/13/2014
    Closes:12/15/2014
    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: 11
    Opens:10/18/2014
    Closes:10/26/2014
    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:12/13/2014
    Closes:12/15/2014
    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:10/18/2014
    Closes:10/26/2014
    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:12/29/2014
    Closes:12/31/2014
    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:10/18/2014
    Closes:10/26/2014
    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.
    More:
    • No Dogs.
    Species:Deer
    Zones: 13
    Opens:12/29/2014
    Closes:12/31/2014
    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.
    collapse 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:10/11/2014
    Closes:10/15/2014
    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:10/11/2014
    Closes:10/15/2014
    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:10/11/2014
    Closes:10/15/2014
    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.
    collapse 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:11/1/2014
    Closes:11/2/2014
    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:1/3/2015
    Closes:1/4/2015
    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. 
    collapse Dove 
    Species:Dove, Mourning;Dove, Eurasian Collared
    Opens:9/6/2014
    Closes:10/25/2014
    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
    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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    collapse Early Migratory Birds 
    Species:Common Gallinule and Purple Gallinule
    Opens:9/1/2014
    Closes:11/9/2014
    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
    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
    Limits:
    Daily Limit is 8. Possession Limit is 24.
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    Species:Woodcock
    Opens:11/8/2014
    Closes:12/22/2014
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 3. Possession limit is 9.
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    collapse Elk 
    Species:Elk
    Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4
    Opens:10/6/2014
    Closes:10/10/2014
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    Elk hunting is by permit only. Click here to apply for an elk permit.
    Public Land. Dogs not allowed.
    Species:Elk
    Zones: 1; 2; 3; 4
    Opens:10/27/2014
    Closes:10/31/2014
    Limits:
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    Elk hunting is by permit only. Click here to apply for an elk permit.
    Public Land. Dogs not allowed.
    Species:Elk
    Zones:
    Opens:10/27/2014
    Closes:10/31/2014
    Limits:
    Hunting by permit only. 28 elk quota (8 bulls, 20 antlerless).

    Elk Management Assistance Program (EMAP) private land zone (Bonne, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties; excludes Boxley Valley)
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    Elk hunting is by permit only. Dogs not allowed. Click here to learn about private land elk permits.
    collapse Frog 
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:4/15/2014 Noon
    Closes:12/31/2014 Midnight
    Limits:
    Daily limit (from noon to noon) of 18. Possession limit of 36.
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    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). 
    collapse Furbearer - Hunting 
    Species:Beaver;Muskrat;Nutria
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:9/1/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:3/31/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    No limit. 
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    • Dogs allowed.
    • Day hunting only.
    Species:Bobcat
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:9/1/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:2/28/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 2 per day. No possession limit.
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    • 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:4/19/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:4/27/2014 Sunset
    Limits:
    SEE NOTES REGARDING HUNT SEASON DATES

    Limit is 2 per day. Dogs not allowed.
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    • 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 20-28.
    • 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:7/1/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:2/28/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    No limit. 
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    • 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:4/19/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:4/27/2014 Sunset
    Limits:
    SEE NOTES REGARDING HUNTING SEASON DATES.
    No limit. Dogs not allowed.
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    • 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 19-27.
    • 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:9/1/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:2/28/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 2 per day per species. No possession limit.
    Species:Opossum
    Opens:9/1/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:2/28/2015 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:11/8/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:2/28/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 2 per day. No possession limit.
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    Day hunting only.
    Species:Raccoon
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:7/1/2014 Sunset
    Closes:8/31/2014 Sunrise
    Limits:
    No limit.
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    • Night hunting only.
    • Dogs required.
    Species:Raccoon
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:9/1/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:3/31/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    No limit.
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    • Day and night hunting allowed. 
    • Dogs required for hunting at night.
    collapse Furbearer - Trapping 
    Species:Furbearer - Other than beaver, coyote, muskrat and nutria
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:11/8/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:2/28/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    No limit.
    Species:Beaver;Muskrat;Nutria
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:11/8/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:3/31/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    No limit.
    Species:Coyote
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:8/1/2014 Sunrise
    Closes:3/31/2015 Sunset
    Limits:
    No limit.
    collapse Small Game 
    Species:Quail
    Zones:Statewide
    Opens:11/1/2014
    Closes:2/1/2015
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 6. Possession limit is 12.
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    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:9/1/2014
    Closes:2/28/2015
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 8. Possession limit is 16.
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    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:5/15/2014
    Closes:2/28/2015
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 12. Possession limit is 48.
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    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.
    collapse 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
    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
    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.

    collapse 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
    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.
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    • 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.
    collapse Waterfowl 
    Species:Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
    Opens:11/22/2014
    Closes:11/30/2014
    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:Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
    Opens:12/4/2014
    Closes:12/23/2014
    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.
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    Species:Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
    Opens:12/26/2014
    Closes:1/25/2015
    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
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 5. Possession limit is 15.
    Species:Goose, Canada
    Opens:9/20/2014
    Closes:9/29/2014
    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
    Limits:
    Daily limit is 2. Possession limit is 6.
     
    Species:Goose, White-fronted
    Opens:11/13/2014
    Closes:1/25/2015
    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
    Limits:
    Bag limit is 50. No possession limit.
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    collapse Waterfowl - Early Teal 
    Species:Teal, Blue-winged;Teal, Cinnamon;Teal, Green-winged
    Opens:9/13/2014
    Closes:9/28/2014
    Limits:
    Daily limit -- 6 (blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal combined). Possession limit -- 18.
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    collapse Waterfowl - Light Goose Conservation Order 
    Species:Goose, Blue;Goose, Ross;Goose, Snow
    Opens:10/11/2014
    Closes:11/12/2014
    Limits:
    No bag limit or possession limit.
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    • 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
    Limits:
    No bag limit or possession limit.
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    •  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
    Limits:
    No bag limit or possession limit.
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    • 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.
    collapse Waterfowl - Youth 
    Species:Waterfowl
    Opens:1/31/2015
    Closes:2/1/2015
    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.