Furbearer Hunting Season

Sports
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2016-17 Beaver, Muskrat and Nutria Hunting Season
Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, March 31, 2017

No bag limit or possession limit. 
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  • Hunting allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
 
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2016-17 Bobcat Hunting Season
Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, Feb. 28, 2017
Dogs allowed to hunt bobcats during the day. Dogs required to hunt bobcats at night. 
Bobcat hunting also is open during turkey season, no dogs allowed. 


Limit is 2 per day. 
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  • Dogs may not be used when deer season is open in a zone that restricts the use of dogs.
  • During youth turkey hunts, youths may take bobcats.
  • 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.
 
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2016-17 Coyote Hunting Season
Sunrise, July 1-Sunset, Feb. 28
Dogs allowed to hunt coyotes.
Coyote hunting also is open during turkey season, no dogs allowed. 

No bag limit or possession limit. 
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  • Coyotes may only be taken during the day.
  • During youth turkey hunts, only youths may take coyotes.
  • 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.
 
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2016-17 Gray Fox, Red Fox, Mink and Striped Skunk Hunting Season
Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, Feb. 28, 2017


Daily limit is 2 per day per species. No possession limit.
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  • Hunting only allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
 
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2016-17 Opossum Hunting Season
Sunrise, Sept. 1, 2016-Sunset, Feb. 28, 2017

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.
 
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2016-17 River Otter Hunting Season
Nov. 5, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017

Daily limit – 2
No possession limit.
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Hunting only allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
 
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2016-17 Raccoon Hunting Season
Sunset, July 1-Aug. 31, 2016
Night hunting only. Dogs required. 

Sept. 1, 2016-March 31, 2017
Day or night hunting. Dogs required to hunt at night.

No daily limit.
No possession limit.

 Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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