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Hunting Other Game

Other game may be hunted during firearms deer season, but there are some restrictions. Please refer to the table below. 

Species Portion of Firearms Deer Hunting Season Special Restrictions Is Hunter Orange Required?
Quail and Pheasants November portion
Antlerless portion in open areas
Shot must be no larger than No. 4. This restriction does not apply to landowners and lessees hunting on land they own or lease. Yes
Alternative methods portion None No
All other portions None Yes
Rabbits and Squirrels November portion
Antlerless portion in open areas
Only pistols, revolvers, rifles, or shotguns may be used. These firearms must fire .22 caliber or smaller rimfire cartridges or shot no larger than No. 4. This restriction does not apply to landowners and lessees hunting on land they own or lease.
Dogs may not be used during daylight hours of the November portion in Butler, Carter, Dent, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, and Wayne counties.
Yes
Alternative methods portion None No
All other portions None Yes
Waterfowl All portions None No
Other Migratory Game Birds November portion
Antlerless portion in open areas
Shot must be no larger than No. 4. No
All other portions None No
Crows November portion
Antlerless portion in open areas
Only pistols, revolvers, rifles, or shotguns may be used. These firearms must fire .22 caliber or smaller rimfire cartridges or shot no larger than No. 4.
This restriction does not apply to landowners and lessees hunting on land they own or lease.
Yes
Alternative methods portion None No
All other portions None Yes
Furbearers November portion
Antlerless portion in open areas
Dogs may not be used during daylight hours from Nov. 1 through the end of the November portion statewide and the antlerless portion in open areas.
In addition to a resident or nonresident small game hunting permit, you must also possess an unfilled firearms deer hunting permit.
Yes
Alternative methods portion In addition to a resident or nonresident small game hunting permit, you must also possess an unfilled firearms deer hunting permit. No
All other portions In addition to a resident or nonresident small game hunting permit, you must also possess an unfilled firearms deer hunting permit. Yes

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