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2003 - 2004 Season Dates and Limits
Species Opening Date Closing Date
Daily Bag Limit
Possession Limit
Season Limit
*Wild Boar (Gun) October 27 November 1
1
1
1
*Wild Boar (Archery) October 18 December 31
*Deer (Bucks Only) November 24 December 6
1
2
2
*Deer (Archery) October 18 December 31
1
3
3

*Deer (Antlerless)

Split Season

November 24***

December 24

December 13

December 27

1**

 

4

 

4

 

*Deer (Muzzleloading) December 15 December 20
1
2
2

*Deer (Youth/Class Q Hunt-Antlerless)

Split Season

November 1

December 22

November 1

December 23

1

1

1

2

1

2

*Bear (Archery) October 18 November 22
1
1
1
*Bear (Gun - Selected Counties) December 8 December 31

*Bear (Gun - Selected Counties)

 

 

November 3

November 24

December 8

November 8

November 29

December 13

*Turkey, Fall (Selected Counties)

(Selected Counties)

October 25

October 25

November 22

November 1

1
1
1
*Turkey (Spring 2004 - Bearded Only) April 26 May 22
1
2
2
Squirrel (Gray, Black, Albino and Fox) October 11 January 31 6 24 None
Squirrel (Youth Hunt - see page 19) October 4 October 4 6 6 6
Ruffed Grouse October 18 February 28 4 16 None
Bobwhite Quail November 1 January 3 3 9 None
Cottontail Rabbit November 1 February 28 5 20 None
Snowshoe or Varying Hare November 1 February 28 2 8 None

Ring-necked Pheasant

Hillcrest WMA (Cock birds only)

November 1

November 8

January 3

December 6

2

1

2

1

None

None

Raccoon (Hunting)

The bag limit during any 11-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. is four (4) raccoons for each person or groups of persons as a party

October 18 February 28 4 See definition of possession limit. None
Raccoon (Trapping) November 1 February 28 None
Red Fox, Gray Fox (Hunting and Trapping) November 1 February 28 None None None
*Bobcat (Hunting and Trapping) November 1 February 28 2 2 2
Mink, Muskrat (Trapping) November 1 February 28 None None None
*Fisher (Trapping) November 1 January 31 1 1 1
*Beaver (Trapping) November 1 March 31 None None None

Crow (Thursday, Friday, Saturday only)

Nuisance crows - crows committing depredations upon ornamental or shade trees, agricultural crosps, home gardens, livestock, or wildlife, or when concentrated so as to constitute a health hazard and or other nuisance may be killed at any time

September 1 December 31      
Crow January 1 February 28 None None None
Skunk, Opossum, Woodchuck, Weasel, Coyote, English Sparrow, European Starling, and Pigeon**** Continuous Open Season None None None
Skunk, Opossum, Coyote, and Weasel (Trapping) November 1 February 28
Mountain Lion, Elk, Otter, Song and Insectivorous Birds, Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Eagles No Open Season These species are totally protected.
Geese, Ducks, Mourning Doves, Gallinules, Rails, Woodcock, Common Snipe

Harvest Information Program (HIP) card required.

See DNR Migratory Bird Hunting regulations available in september.

*Must be checked at an official checking station **See charts on pages 10-12

***December 7 Closed ****Effective September 1, 2003


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