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2004 - 2005 Season Dates and Limits
Species Opening Date Closing Date
Daily Bag Limit
Possession Limit
Season Limit
*Wild Boar (Gun) October 25 October 30
1
1
1
*Wild Boar (Archery) October 16 December 31
*Deer (Bucks Only) November 22 December 4
1
2
2
*Deer (Archery) October 16 December 31
1
3
3

*Deer (Antlerless)
Split Season

November 22**
December 29
December 11
December 31

1***

4

4

*Deer (Muzzleloading) December 13 December 18
1
2
2

*Deer (Youth/Class Q Hunt-Antlerless) Split Season

November 6
December 27
November 6
December 28

1
1

1
2

1
2

*Bear (Archery) October 16 November 20
1
1
1
*Bear (Gun - Selected Counties) December 6 December 31

*Bear (Gun - Selected Counties - see page 25-28)

November 1
Novermber 22
December 6
November 6
November 27
December 11

*Turkey, Fall (Selected Counties)
(Selected Counties)

October 23
October 23

November 20
October 30

1
1
1
*Turkey (Spring 2005 - Bearded Only) April 25 May 21
1
2
2
Turkey (Youth Hunt 2005 - see page 24) April 23 April 23
1
1
1
Squirrel (Gray, Black, Albino and Fox) October 9 January 31
6
24
None
Squirrel (Youth Hunt - see page 19) October 2 October 2
6
6
6
Ruffed Grouse October 16 February 28
4
16
None
Bobwhite Quail November 6 January 1
3
9
None
Cottontail Rabbit November 6 February 28
5
20
None
Snowshoe or Varying Hare November 6 February 28
2
8
None

Ring-necked Pheasant

Hillcrest WMA (Cock birds only)

November 6

November 13

January 1

December 11

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 16 February 28
4
See definition of possession limit.
None
Raccoon (Trapping) November 6 February 28
None
None
None
Red Fox, Gray Fox (Hunting and Trapping) November 6 February 28
None
None
None
*Bobcat (Hunting and Trapping) November 6 February 28
2
2
2
Mink, Muskrat (Trapping) November 6 February 28
None
None
None
*Fisher (Trapping) November 6 January 31
1
1
1
*Beaver (Trapping) November 6 March 31
None
None
None

Crow (Thursday, Friday, Saturday only)

September 1
December 31
None
None
None
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
Crow January 1 February 28
None
None
None
Coyote (day) Continuous Open Season
None
None
None
Coyote (night) **** January 1 July 31
Skunk, Opossum, Woodchuck, Weasel, Coyote, English Sparrow, European Starling, and Pigeon Continuous Open Season
None
None
None
Skunk, Opossum, Coyote, and Weasel (Trapping) November 6 February 28
Mountain Lion, Elk, Otter, Song and Insectivorous Birds, Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Eagles
No Open Season
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 **December 5 Closed
***See charts on pages 10-12 ****can only use amber colored artifical light


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