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Small game hunting

Small game hunting is a favorite way to enjoy the outdoors and put wild game on the table. 

Check the current year's hunting regulations for complete information on season dates and requirements.

Upland Game Birds

Upland Game birds Type of license(s) required
Pheasant Small game hunting license and Pheasant Stamp
Ruffed Grouse Small game hunting license
Sharp-tailed Grouse Small game hunting license and must apply for a permit
Hungarian Partridge Small game hunting license
Bobwhite Quail Small game hunting license
Crow Small game hunting license

Migratory Game Birds

Migratory game birds Type of license(s) required
Mourning Dove Small game hunting license and HIP Certification
Snipe Small game hunting license and HIP Certification
Sora and Virginia Rails Small game hunting license and HIP Certification
Woodcock Small game hunting license and HIP Certification

Small Game Mammals and Furbearers

 

Small game and furbearers Type of license(s) required
Squirrels - Gray & Fox Small game hunting license
Cottontail Rabbit Small game hunting license
Snowshoe Hare Small game hunting license
Fox - red and gray Residents required to have a small game hunting license and non-Residents required to have a furbearer license
Coyotes Residents required to have a small game hunting license and non-Residents required to have a furbearer license
Raccoons Residents required to have a small game hunting license and non-Residents required to have a furbearer license
Bobcat Residents required to have a small game hunting license and non-Residents required to have a furbearer license and also successfully receive a permit by application
Opossum Small game hunting license
Skunk Small game hunting license
Weasel Small game hunting license