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Hunting Seasons Quick Reference

Migratory Game Birds (2020/2021)

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Dove (Mourning, White-winged, Fully Dressed Eurasian, and Collard Doves) North Zone:
September 5 - 27
October 10 - November 15
December 26 - January 24

South Zone:
September 5-16
October 17 - November 29
December 19 - January 21
15 in aggregate 45 in aggregate
Rails September 12-27
November 14 - January 6

Extended falconry: November 5 - January 31
King and Clapper:
15 in the aggregate

Sora and Virginia:
25 in the aggregate
King and Clapper:
45 in the aggregate

Sora and Virginia:
75 in the aggregate
Gallinules September 12-27
November 14 - January 6

Extended falconry: November 5 - January 31
15 45
Snipe November 2 - December 6
December 19 - February 28
8 24
Woodcock December 18 - January 31

Extended falconry: November 2 - January 31
3 9
Teal (Blue, Green, and Cinnamon) September 12-27 6 18
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers East Zone:
  • Regular season: November 21 - December 6 and December 19 - January 31
  • Youth only: November 14 and February 6
  • Veterans only: November 15 and February 7

West Zone:
  • Regular season: November 14 - December 6 and December 19 - January 24
  • Youth only: November 7 and January 30
  • Veterans only: November 8 and January 31

Coastal Zone:
  • Regular season: November 14 - December 6 and December 19 - January 24
  • Youth only: November 7-8
  • Veterans only: January 30-31

Extended Falconry (All Zones):
November 5 - January 31
Ducks: 6; may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female), 3 wood ducks, 2 canvasback, 2 redheads, 1 mottled duck, 1 black duck, and 1 pintail. Only 1 scaup may be taken for the first 15 days of the season, with 2 per day allowed for the remainder.

Coots: 15

Mergansers: 5 (only 2 hooded)
3 times the daily bag limit
Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross) and White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly) North Zone:
November 7 - December 6
December 19 - January 31

South Zone:
November 14 - December 6
December 19 - February 7
Light Geese:
20

White-fronted Geese:
3
Light Geese:
None

White-fronted Geese:
9
Conservation Order for Light Geese* North Zone:
December 7-18
February 1 - March 7

South Zone:
December 7-18
February 8 - March 7
None None
Canada Geese North Zone:
November 7 - December 6
December 19 - January 31

South Zone:
November 14 - December 6
December 19 - February 7
1 3

*Only snow, blue and Ross’s geese may be taken under the terms of the Conservation Order, which allows the use of electronic calls and unplugged shotguns and eliminates the daily bag and possession limits. During the Conservation Order, shooting hours begin one-half hour before sunrise and extend until one-half hour after sunset.

Turkey

Turkey hunting areas

Area A Area B Area C Notes
April 4 - May 3 April 4 - 26 April 4 -19 Private lands youth and physically challenged hunter (wheelchair confined) Hunt: March 28 - 29

Quail

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
       

Rabbit

Date Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Oct. 5-Feb. 29 8 24

Squirrel

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Fall Oct. 5- Feb. 29 8 24
Spring May 2-24 3 9

Deer

Area Archery Primitive Firearms Firearms (still hunt only) Firearms (w/wo Dogs)
1 Either Sex:
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Either Sex:
Nov. 9 - 15
Jan. 20 - 31
Either Sex:
Nov. 16 - Dec. 6
Jan. 6 - 19
Either Sex:
Dec. 7 - Jan. 5
2 Either Sex:
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Either Sex:
Oct. 19 - 25
Jan. 13 - 19
Either Sex:
Oct. 26 - Dec. 3
Either Sex:
Dec. 4 - Jan. 12
3 Either Sex:
Sep. 21 - Jan. 15
Either Sex:
Oct. 12 - 18
Jan. 6- 12
Either Sex:
Oct. 19 - Dec. 1
Either Sex:
Dec. 2 - Jan. 5
4 Either Sex:
Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Either Sex:
Nov. 9 - 15
Jan. 20 - 31
Either Sex:
Nov. 16 - Dec. 6
Jan. 6 - 19
Either Sex:
Dec. 7 - Jan. 5
5 Either Sex:
(unless a Bucks Only firearms
season is in progress)
*Bucks Only:*
Oct. 1 - 15

Either Sex:
Oct.16 - Feb. 15

Either Sex:
Nov. 9 - 15


Bucks Only:
Jan. 20 - 31

Either Sex:
Nov. 16 - 17
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1


Bucks Only:
Nov. 18 - 28
Dec. 2 - 6

Either Sex:
Dec. 14 - 15
Dec. 21 - 22

Bucks Only:
Dec. 7 - 13
Dec. 16 - 20
Dec. 23 - Jan. 19
6 Bucks Only:
Oct. 1 - 15

Either Sex:
Oct. 16 - Feb. 15
Either Sex:
Nov. 9 - 15
Jan. 20 - 31
Either Sex:
Nov. 16 - Dec. 6
Either Sex:
Dec. 7 - Jan. 19
7 Either Sex:
Sep. 21 - Jan. 15
Either Sex:
Oct. 12 - 18
Jan. 6 - 12
Either Sex:
Oct. 19 - Dec. 1
Either Sex:
Dec. 2 - Jan. 5
8 Either Sex:
Sep. 21 - Jan. 15
Either Sex:
Oct. 12 - 18
Jan. 6 - 12
Either Sex:
Oct. 19 - Dec. 1
Either Sex:
Dec. 2 - Jan. 5
9 Either Sex:
Oct. 16 -  Feb. 15

Bucks Only:
Oct. 1 - 15

Either Sex:
Nov. 9 - 15

Bucks Only:
Jan. 20 - 31
Either Sex:
Nov. 16 - 17
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1

Bucks Only:
Nov. 18 - 28
Dec. 2 - 6
Either Sex:
Dec. 14 - 15
Dec. 21 - 22

Bucks Only:
Dec. 7 - 13
Dec. 16 - 20
Dec. 23 - Jan. 19
10 Either Sex:
Sep. 21 - Jan. 15
Either Sex:
Oct. 12 - 18
Jan. 6 - 12
Either Sex:
Oct. 19 - Jan. 5
 

Physically Challenged Either Sex Deer Season on Private Land: Oct. 5 - 6.   
*Restricted to individuals with Physically Challenged Hunter Permit*

Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans (Either Sex):
*Youth 17 or younger and resident discharged veterans*

Areas 1, 4, 5, 6 and 9:
Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
Area 2:
Oct. 12 - 18. 
Area 3, 7, 8 and 10:
Sep. 21 - 27

Bobcat

Season Harvest Limit
Experimental Year-Round Season One per calendar year

Raccoon and Opossum

Season Daily Limit
Year-round Two raccoons and two opossums per day

Crows, Blackbirds, Cowbirds, and Grackles

Season Limit
Sept. 1 - Jan. 1 No Limit

 

Commercial Fishing Seasons