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SMALL GAME
SEASON DATES & BAG LIMITS

Squirrel (Combined Species)
Eligible junior hunters (12-16 years old without a license who have successfully Oct. 11-17
completed a Hunter-Trapper Education course and Junior License holders),
and accompanied as required by law, and mentored youth hunters.
Squirrel

Ruffed Grouse
Cottontail Rabbit (Junior Hunt 12-16 yr. old; Jr. License holders)

Combined Species; eligible junior hunters (12-16 years old without a license
who have successfully completed a Hunter-Trapper Education course and Junior
License holders), and accompanied as required by law.

Cottontail Rabbit

It is unlawful to hunt small game, not including groundhogs, crows or waterfowl open during
the restricted time period, from the first Sunday in February through July 31 within any Wild
Pheasant Recovery Area.

* Pheasant (Junior Hunt) Cocks only in Wildlife Management Units

2A, 2C, 4C, 4E, 5A & 5B. Eligible junior hunters (12-16 years old without a
license who have successfully completed a Hunter-Trapper Education course
and Junior License holders), and accompanied as required by law.
* Pheasant (Junior Hunt) Cocks or hens combined in Wildlife Management
Units 1A, 1B, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4D, 5C & 5D.
Eligible junior hunters only, with or without the required license, when
properly accompanied as required by law.
* Pheasant (Cocks only in WMUs 2A, 2C, 4C, 4E, 5A & 5B)
(Cocks and hens in WMUs 1A, 1B, 2B, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 3A, 3B, 3C,
3D, 4A, 4B, 4D, 5C & 5D)

6 Daily

Oct. 18-Nov. 29
Dec. 15-24
Dec. 26-Feb. 21
Oct. 18-Nov. 29
Dec. 15-24
Dec. 26-Jan. 24
Oct. 11-18

2 Daily
4 Daily

Oct. 25-Nov. 29
Dec. 15-24
Dec. 26-Feb. 21

4 Daily

Oct. 11-18

2 Daily

Oct. 11-18

2 Daily

Oct. 25-Nov. 29
Dec. 15-24
Dec. 26-Feb. 21

2 Daily

Oct. 25-Nov. 29

4 Daily

6 Daily

* No taking of pheasants in any Wild Pheasant Recovery Area in any season.

Bobwhite Quail (Closed in WMUs 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 5C & 5D)

Snowshoe Hares WMUs 3B, 3C & 3D
Dec. 26-29
Snowshoe Hares WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G,
2H, 3A, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A, 5B, 5C & 5D Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Groundhog (Woodchuck) - No closed season except during

1 Daily
1 Daily

the regular firearms deer seasons. Hunting is prohibited on Sundays.

No Limit

Crows (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only) (No Migratory Game Bird License required) July 4-April 5, 2015

No Limit

Porcupine - Season closed during the regular firearms deer seasons.
REGULATIONS

Sept. 1-Mar. 31, 2015 3 Daily;
Season Limit - 10

Arms & Ammunition: 1) Manually operated and semi-automatic 10-gauge or less shotguns with a capacity of no more than 3 shells in the
chamber and magazine combined; 2) Manually operated rifles and handguns .23 and less calibers; 3) Muzzleloading rifles and handguns 40
caliber or less and shotguns 10-gauge or less; and 4) long, recurve, compound bows and arrows, and crossbows. Single-projectile ammunition,
or fine shot pellets no larger than No. 4 lead, bismuth-tin, or tungsten-iron, or other approved non-toxic shot or No. 2 steel. Note: Rifle and
handgun caliber restrictions do not apply when hunting woodchucks or porcupines, although rifles and handguns must be manually operated.
Fluorescent Orange Requirements: Small game and porcupine hunters must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent orange at all
times on the head, chest and back combined. Woodchuck hunters must wear a solid fluorescent orange cap on the head. Orange must be
visible 360 degrees.
Hunting Parties: It is unlawful to hunt small game in a party of more than 6 persons. This does not apply to waterfowl or dove hunters when
hunting from a blind or other stationary positions.
Transporting Small Game: Small game may be transported untagged by the owner. Small game unaccompanied by the owner must be labeled
with the name, address, license customer ID number and signature of the owner.
No Open Season: Hungarian partridges, otters, pine martens and sharp-tailed grouse.
No Closed Season: English sparrows and European starlings. These species cannot be hunted during the regular firearms deer seasons. No limit.

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