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Hunting Seasons Quick Reference

Migratory Game Birds (2021/2022)

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Dove (Mourning, White-winged, Fully Dressed Eurasian, and Collard Doves) North Zone:
September 4-26
October 9 - November 14
December 24 - January 22

South Zone:
September 4-18
October 16 - November 28
December 18 - January 17
15 in aggregate 45 in aggregate
Rails and Gallinules September 11-26
November 13 - January 5

Extended Falconry:
November 2 - January 31
King and Clapper:
15 in aggregate

Sora and Virginia:
25 in aggregate

Gallinules: 15
King and Clapper: 45

Sora and Virginia: 75

Gallinules: 45
Snipe November 2 - December 5
December 18 - February 28
8 24
Woodcock

December 18 - January 31

Extended Falconry:
November 2 - January 31

3 9
Teal (Blue, Green, and Cinnamon) September 11-26 6 18
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers East Zone:
  • Regular season: November 20 - December 5 and December 18 - January 30
  • Youth and veterans only: November 13 and February 5

West Zone:
  • Regular season: November 13 - December 5; December 18 - January 2; and January 10 - 30
  • Youth and veterans only: November 6-7

Extended Falconry (all zones):
November 2 - 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 of which may be hooded)
3 times the daily bag limit
Light Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross), White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly), and Canada Geese East Zone:
November 6 - December 5
December 18 - January 30

West Zone:
November 6 - December 5
December 18 - January 2
January 10 - February 6
Light Geese: 20

White-fronted Geese: 3

Canada Geese: 1
Light Geese: None

White-fronted Geese: 9

Canada Geese: 3
Conservation Order for Light Geese* East Zone:
December 6-17
January 31 - March 6

West Zone:
December 6-17
January 3-9
February 7 - March 6
None None

*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 (2021/2022)

Turkey hunting areas

Area A Area B Area C Notes
April 2 - May 1* April 2-24* April 2-17*
  • Youth and Physically Challenged (Wheelchair-Confined Only) Hunt: March 26 - 27 on Areas A, B, and C, on private lands only
  • Seasons open in Areas A, B and C, on private lands only.
  • * See separate WMA, National Wildlife Refuge, and Federal Lands Schedules for season dates on those areas.

Quail (2021/2022)

Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
 November 20 - February 28  10 30

Rabbit (2021/2022)

Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
October 2 - February 28 8 24

Squirrel  (2021/2022)

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Fall October 2 - February 28 8 24
Spring May 7-29 3 9

Deer  (2021/2022)

Area Archery Primitive Firearms Firearms (Still-Hunt only) Firearms (With or WIthout Dogs) Youth and Honorably
Discharged Veterans
1 Either Sex:
October 1 - January 31
Either Sex:
November 13-19
January 24-31
Either Sex:
November 20 - December 10
January 3-23
Either Sex:
December 11 - January 2
Either Sex:
October 30 – November 5
2 Either Sex:
October 1 - January 31
Either Sex:
October 23-29
January 17-23
Either Sex:
October 30 - December 7
Either Sex:
December 8 - January 16
Either Sex:
October 9-15
3 Either Sex:
September 18 - January 15
Either Sex:
October 9-15
January 3-9
Either Sex:
October 16 - November 28
Either Sex:
November 29 - January 2
Either Sex:
September 25 - October 1
4 Either Sex:
October 1 - January 31
Either Sex:
November 13-19
January 24-31
Either Sex:
November 20 - December 10
January 3-23
Either Sex:
December 11 - January 2
Either Sex:
October 30 - November 5
5

Either Sex:
(unless a Bucks Only Firearms
Season is in progress)
October 16 - February 15

Bucks Only:
October 1-15

Either Sex:
November 13-19

Bucks Only:
January 24-31

Either Sex:
November 20-21
November 26-28

Bucks Only:
November 22-25
November 29 - December 10

Either Sex:
December 11-12
December 18-19

Bucks Only:
December 13-17
December 20 - January 23
Either Sex:
October 30 - November 5 
6 Bucks Only:
October 1-15

Either Sex:
October 16 - February 15
Either Sex:
November 13-19
January 24-31
Either Sex:
November 20 - December 10
Either Sex:
December 11 - January 23
 Either Sex:
October 30 - November 5
7 Either Sex:
September 18 - January 15
Either Sex:
October 9-15
January 3-9
Either Sex:
October 16 - January 2
Either Sex:
November 29 - January 2
Either Sex:
September 25 - October 1
8 Either Sex:
September 18- January 15
Either Sex:
October 9-15
January 3-9
Either Sex:
October 16 - November 28
Either Sex:
November 29 - January 2
Either Sex:
September 25 - October 1
9 Either Sex:
(unless a Bucks Only Firearms
Season is in progress)
October 16 - February 15

Bucks Only:
October 1 - 15
Either Sex:
November 13-19

Bucks Only:
January 24-31
Either Sex:
November 20-21
November 26-28

Bucks Only:
November 22-25
November 29 - December 10
Either Sex:
December 11-12
December 18-19

Bucks Only:
December 13-17
December 20 - January 23
 Either Sex:
October 30 - November 5
10 Either Sex:
September 18 - January 15
Either Sex:
October 9-15
January 3-9
Either Sex:
October 16 - January 2
  Either Sex:
September 25 - October 1

Physically Challenged Either Sex Deer Season on Private Land: October 5-6. (Restricted to individuals with a Physically Challenged Hunter Permit.)

Bobcat (2021/2022)

Season Harvest Limit
Experimental year-round season One per calendar year

Raccoon and Opossum (2021/2022)

Season Daily Limit
Year-round Two raccoons and two opossums

Crows, Blackbirds, Cowbirds, and Grackles (2021/2022)

Dates Limit
September 1 - January 1 None

 

Commercial Fishing Seasons