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2019/2020 Hunting Season Quick Reference

Migratory Game Birds

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Rails Sept. 14 - 19
Nov. 9 - Jan. 1
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 Sept. 14 - 29
Nov. 9 - Jan. 1
15 45
Snipe Nov. 2 - Dec. 8
Dec. 19 - Feb. 28


8 24
Woodcock Dec. 18 - Jan. 31 3 9
Quail Nov. 16 - Feb. 29 10 30
Teal:
(Blue, Green, and Cinnamon)
Sept. 14 - 29 6 18
Dove: 
(Mourning, White-winged, Fully Dressed Eurasian, and Collard Doves)
North Zone:
Sept. 7 - 15
Oct. 12 - Nov. 17
Dec. 19 - Jan. 31

South Zone:
Sept. 7 - 15
Oct. 12 - Nov. 17
Dec. 19 - Jan. 31
15 in aggregate 45 in aggregate
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers East Zone:
Nov. 16 (Youth Only)
Nov. 23 - Dec. 8
Dec. 14 - Jan. 26
Feb. 1 (Youth Only)


West Zone:
Nov. 9 (Youth Only)
Nov. 16 - Dec. 8
Dec. 21 - Jan. 26
Feb. 1 (Youth Only)


Coastal Zone:
Nov. 2 - 3 (Youth Only)
Nov. 9 - Dec. 8
Dec. 21 - Jan. 19


Ducks: 6 and,
(may include no more than 4 mallards)
*no more than 2 of which may be female, 2 canvasback, 1 mottled duck, 1 black duck, 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 1 pintail*

Coots: 15

Mergansers: 5 (only 2 hooded)
3 times the daily bag
Youth Waterfowl Hunts     Same as regular season Same as regular season
Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross)
Nov. 2 - Dec. 8
Dec. 21 - Feb. 9


20 No possession limit
White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly)
Nov. 2 - Dec. 8
Dec. 21 - Feb. 9

2 6
*Conservation Order for Light Geese
Dec. 9- 13
Feb. 10 - Mar. 15

No bag Limit No Possession Limit
Canada Geese Nov. 2 - Dec. 8
Dec. 21 - Jan. 31


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 begins one-half hour before sunrise and extends 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

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