Small Game Hunting Seasons

Sports
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2016-17 Northern Bobwhite Season
Nov. 1, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017

Daily limit – 6
Possession limit – 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.
 
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2016-17 Rabbit Season
Sept. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017

Daily limit – 8
Possession limit – 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.
 
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2016-17 Squirrel Season
May 15, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017

Daily limit – 12
Possession limit – 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.

 Season Dates and Bag Limits 

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