Open and Upcoming Seasons

Method:
Hunting
Trapping
Game Area Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Comments
Badger 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Badger
Bobcat 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Bobcat pelts must be registered or tagged.

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Coyote: Hunting 05/12/2014 - 03/31/2015 Any number Any number Restrictions apply during deer and turkey seasons.

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Coyote: Trapping 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Live coyotes may be taken by trapping methods and additionally by cable restraint method through the month of February.

Restrictions apply during deer and turkey seasons.

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Fox (Red or Gray) 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Fox (Red or Gray)
Opossum 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Opossum
Rabbit: Hunting 10/01/2014 - 02/15/2015 6 12 Daily limit: only 2 may be swamp rabbits. Possession limit: only 4 may be swamp rabbits.

Swamp rabbits: bag limit 2, possession limit 4

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Rabbit: Trapping 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 6 12 Daily limit: only 2 may be swamp rabbits. Possession limit: only 4 may be swamp rabbits.

Swamp rabbits: bag limit 2, possession limit 4

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Raccoon 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Raccoon
Striped Skunk 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Striped Skunk
Method: Fishing
Game Area Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Comments
Bass: White, yellow, striped and hybrid Open All Year 15 30 Daily and possession limits are combination of white, yellow and striped bass and their hybrids.

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Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky Impoundments Open All Year 6 12 Daily and possession limits are combination of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.

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Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky From other streams Open All Year 6 12 Daily and possession limits are combination of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.

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Black Bass: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky From Ozark streams 05/24/2014 - 02/28/2015 6 12 Quick Reg Lookup - Black Bass
Catfish: Blue Open All Year 5 10 Quick Reg Lookup - Catfish
Catfish: Channel Open All Year 10 20 Quick Reg Lookup - Catfish
Catfish: Flathead Open All Year 5 10 Quick Reg Lookup - Catfish
Crappie: Black and white Open All Year 30 60 Daily and possession limits are combination of white and black crappie.

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Goggle-eye (Rock Bass) Open All Year 15 30 Daily and possession limits are combination of goggle-eye and warmouth.

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Muskellunge Open All Year 1 2 Daily limit is 1 muskellunge or 1 northern pike.

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Mussels and Clams Open All Year 5 10 Daily limit combined total of all species (dead or alive).

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Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Streams, except portions of Missouri, Mississippi, St. Francis rivers Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Bow Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Impounded Waters 04/01/2014 - 01/31/2015

02/01/2014 - 03/31/2014
20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Bow Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Bow Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Bow): Bow Portions of Missouri, Mississippi and St. Francis rivers Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Bow Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Crossbow): Crossbow Impounded waters and temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Crossbow Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Gigging): Gig, atlatl Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Gigging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Gigging): Gig, atlatl Impounded Waters 02/01/2014 - 09/14/2014 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Gigging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Gigging): Gig, atlatl Streams and impounded waters 09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Gigging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Line): Pole and line, trotline, throwline, limb line, bank line, jug line Streams and impounded waters Open All Year 50 100 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Line Fishing Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Snagging): Snagging, grabbing Streams and impounded waters 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015
20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Snagging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Snagging): Snagging, grabbing Temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

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Snagging Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Snaring): Snaring Streams and impounded waters 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 01/31/2015
20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Snaring Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Nongame Fish (Underwater Spear): Underwater spear Impounded waters and temporary overflow of a river or ditch Open All Year 20 40 The daily limit is the combined total of all nongame species, except that goldfish, bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, and silver carp may be possessed in any numbers and do not count in the daily or possession limit.

Underwater Spear Regulations (Nongame Fish)
Northern Pike Open All Year 1 2 Daily limit is 1 muskellunge or 1 northern pike.

See Wildlife Code for length limits

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Paddlefish 03/15/2014 - 04/30/2014 2 4 See Wildlife Code for length limits and other restrictions.

See Wildlife Code for length limits and other restrictions.

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Paddlefish Mississippi River 03/15/2014 - 05/15/2014

09/15/2014 - 12/15/2014
2 4 See Wildlife Code for other restrictions.

See Wildlife Code for length limits and other restrictions.

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Pickerel: Chain and Grass Open All Year 6 12 Quick Reg Lookup - Pickerel
Sturgeon - Shovelnose Open All Year 10 20 See Wildlife Code for length limits and other restrictions

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Trout Open All Year 4 8 Daily and possession limit are combination of rainbow and brown trout.

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Trout Trout Parks 03/01/2014 - 10/31/2014 4 8 Daily and possession limits are combination of rainbow and brown trout.

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Trout: No Creel Trout Parks 11/14/2014 - 02/09/2015 catch and release only catch and release only Quick Reg Lookup - Trout
Turtle: Common Snapping Turtles Open All Year 5 10 There is NO open season for alligator snapping turtles.

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Turtle: Soft-shelled Turtles 07/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 5 10 Quick Reg Lookup - Turtle
Walleye and Sauger Open All Year 4 8 Daily and possession limit is combination of walleye and sauger.

See Wildlife Code for length limits

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Method: Trapping
Game Area Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Comments
Beaver and Nutria: Trapping 11/15/2014 - 03/31/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Beaver and Nutria
Mink 11/15/2014 - 01/31/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Mink
Otters and Muskrats 11/15/2014 - 02/20/2015 Any number Any number Otter pelts must be registered or tagged.

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Method:
Fishing
Hunting
Game Area Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Comments
Bullfrog and Green Frog 06/30/2014 - 10/31/2014 8 16 Season opens at sunset on opening day.

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Method: Hunting
Game Area Season Dates Daily Limit Possession Limit Comments
Common Snipe 09/01/2014 - 12/16/2014 8 24 Quick Reg Lookup - Common Snipe
Crow 11/01/2014 - 03/03/2015 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Crow
Deer: Archery 09/15/2014 - 11/14/2014

11/26/2014 - 01/15/2015
Permits and regulations available in July

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Deer: Firearms (Main Portion) 11/15/2014 - 11/25/2014 Permits and regulations available in July

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Deer: Firearms, Alternative Methods 12/20/2014 - 12/30/2014 Permits and regulations available in July

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Deer: Firearms, Antlerless In open areas 11/26/2014 - 12/07/2014 Permits and regulations available in July

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Deer: Firearms, Urban In open areas 10/10/2014 - 10/13/2014 Only antlerless deer may be harvested. Check with local government for allowed hunting methods.

Permits and regulations available in July

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Deer: Firearms, Youth 11/01/2014 - 11/02/2014

01/03/2015 - 01/04/2015
Permits and regulations available in July

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Dove 09/01/2014 - 11/09/2014 15 45 Quick Reg Lookup - Dove
Geese: Light Geese Conservation Order 02/01/2014 - 04/30/2014 Any number Any number Snow/Blue/Ross's geese

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Groundhog 05/12/2014 - 12/15/2014 Any number Any number Quick Reg Lookup - Groundhog
Pheasant Northern Zone 11/01/2014 - 01/15/2015 2 4 See Wildlife Code for limits and restrictions

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Pheasant Southeast Zone 12/01/2014 - 12/12/2014 1 1 See Wildlife Code for limits and restrictions

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Pheasant: Youth Northern Zone 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014 2 4 See Wildlife Code for limits and restrictions

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Quail 11/01/2014 - 01/15/2015 8 16 Quick Reg Lookup - Quail
Quail: Youth 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014 8 16 Open to youth age 6 through 15.

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Sora and Virginia Rails 09/01/2014 - 11/09/2014 25 75 Quick Reg Lookup - Sora and Virginia Rails
Squirrel 05/24/2014 - 02/15/2015 10 20 Quick Reg Lookup - Squirrel
Turkey: Archery 09/15/2014 - 11/14/2014

11/26/2014 - 01/15/2015
Permits and regulations available in July

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Turkey: Fall Firearms 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014 Permits and regulations available in July

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Turkey: Spring 04/21/2014 - 05/11/2014 Quick Reg Lookup - Turkey
Woodcock 10/15/2014 - 11/28/2014 3 9 Quick Reg Lookup - Woodcock