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Hunting Seasons Quick Reference

Migratory Game Birds (2022/2023)

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Dove (Mourning, White-winged, Fully Dressed Eurasian, and Collard Doves) North Zone:
September 3-25
October 8 - November 13
December 24 - January 22

South Zone:
September 3-18
October 15 - November 27
December 17 - January 15
15 in aggregate 45 in aggregate
Rails and Gallinules September 10-25
November 12 - January 4

Extended Falconry:
November 3 - 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 4
December 17 - February 28
8 24
Woodcock

December 18 - January 31

Extended Falconry:
November 2 - January 31

3 9
Teal (Blue, Green, and Cinnamon) September 10-25 6 18
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers East Zone:
  • Regular season: November 19 - December 4 and December 17 - January 29
  • Youth and veterans only: November 12 and February 4

West Zone:
  • Regular season: November 12 - December 4; December 17 - January 1; and January 9 - 29
  • Youth and veterans only: November 5-6

Extended Falconry (all zones):
November 3 - 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 5 - December 4
December 17 - January 29

West Zone:
November 5 - December 4
December 17 - January 1
January 9 - February 5
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 5-16
January 30 - March 5

West Zone:
December 5-16
January 2-8
February 6 - March 5
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 (2022/2023)

Turkey hunting areas

Area A Area B Area C Notes
April 1-30* April 1-23* April 21-16*
  • Youth and Physically Challenged (Wheelchair-Confined Only) Hunt: March 25 - 26 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 (2022/2023)

Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
 November 19 - February 28  10 30

Rabbit (2022/2023)

Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
October 1 - February 28 8 24

Squirrel  (2022/2023)

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Fall October 1 - February 28 8 24
Spring May 6-28 3 9

Deer  (2022/2023)

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 12-18
January 23-31
Either Sex:
November 19 - December 9
January 9-22
Either Sex:
December 10 - January 8
Either Sex:
October 29 – November 4
2 Either Sex:
October 1 - January 31
Either Sex:
October 22-28
January 16-22
Either Sex:
October 29 - December 7
Either Sex:
December 8 - January 15
Either Sex:
October 8-14
3 Either Sex:
September 17 - January 15
Either Sex:
October 8-14
January 2-8
Either Sex:
October 15 - November 27
Either Sex:
November 28 - January 1
Either Sex:
September 24-30
4 Either Sex:
October 1 - January 31
Either Sex:
November 12-18
January 23-31
Either Sex:
November 19 - December 9
January 9-22
Either Sex:
December 10 - January 8
Either Sex:
October 29 - November 4
5

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

Bucks Only:
October 1-15

Either Sex:
November 12-18

Bucks Only:
January 23-31

Either Sex:
November 19-20
November 25-27

Bucks Only:
November 21-24
November 28 - December 9

Either Sex:
December 10-11
December 17-18

Bucks Only:
December 12-16
December 19 - January 22
Either Sex:
October 29 - November 4
6 Bucks Only:
October 1-15

Either Sex:
October 16 - February 15
Either Sex:
November 12-18
January 23-31
Either Sex:
November 19 - December 9
Either Sex:
December 10 - January 22
 Either Sex:
October 29 - November 4
7 Either Sex:
September 17 - January 15
Either Sex:
October 8-14
January 2-8
Either Sex:
October 15 - November 27
Either Sex:
November 28 - January 1
Either Sex:
September 24-30
8 Either Sex:
September 17- January 15
Either Sex:
October 8-14
January 2-8
Either Sex:
October 15 - November 27
Either Sex:
November 28 - January 1
Either Sex:
September 24-30
9 Either Sex:
(unless a Bucks Only Firearms
Season is in progress)
October 16 - February 15

Bucks Only:
October 1 - 15
Either Sex:
November 12-18

Bucks Only:
January 23-31
Either Sex:
November 19-20
November 25-27

Bucks Only:
November 21-24
November 28 - December 9
Either Sex:
December 10-11
December 17-18

Bucks Only:
December 12-16
December 19 - January 22
 Either Sex:
October 29 - November 4
10 Either Sex:
September 17 - January 15
Either Sex:
October 8-14
January 2-8
Either Sex:
October 15 - January 1
  Either Sex:
September 24-30

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

Bobcat (2022/2023)

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

Raccoon and Opossum (2022/2023)

Season Daily Limit
Year-round Two raccoons and two opossums

Crows, Blackbirds, Cowbirds, and Grackles (2022/2023)

Dates Limit
September 1 - January 1 None

 

Commercial Fishing Seasons