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Illinois Outdoor Calendar

2012 - 2013 hunting seasons

2012 - 2013

2012 – 2013 hunting seasons:

June 1 – March 31: Woodchuck

Aug. 1 – Feb. 15: Squirrel

Sept. 1 – Oct. 28 and Nov. 3 – 14: Dove

Sept. 1 – 15: Early Canada Goose season

Sept. 8 – 23: Teal season statewide

Sept. 8 – Nov. 16: Sora and Virginia rail

Sept. 8 – Dec. 23: Common snipe

Oct. 1: Archery deer and turkey season

Oct. 6 – 7: Youth firearm deer season.

Oct. 20 - 28: Fall shotgun turkey season.

Oct. 20 – Dec. 3: Woodcock

Oct. 20 - 21: Youth waterfowl hunt in the central zone

Oct. 20 – Nov. 12 and Nov. 20 – Jan. 31: Canada goose

Oct. 27 – Dec. 25: Duck season in the central zone

Oct. 27 – Jan. 31: Regular snow goose season

Oct. 28 – Feb. 28: Crow

Nov. 3 – Jan. 8 (north) and Jan. 22 (south): Rabbit

Nov. 3 – Jan. 8 (north) and Jan. 15 (south): Pheasant and quail

Nov. 5 – Feb. 10 (north) and Nov. 10 – Feb. 15 (south): Raccoon and Opossum

Nov. 10 – Jan. 31: Red and gray fox

Nov. 16 - 18 and Nov. 29 - Dec. 2: Traditional firearm deer season
Dec. 7 – 9: Muzzleloader deer season (muzzleloaders also allowed Nov. 29 – Dec. 2)
Dec. 27 - 30 and Jan. 18 – 20: Late-winter and CWD seasons

Year-round: Coyote

Note: Many seasons close during the two weekends of firearm deer hunting season. Check the Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations for more information: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/HuntTrapDigest.pdf

Trapping:

Nov. 5 – Jan. 20 (north) and Jan. 25 (south): Furbearers other than woodchuck, river otter and beaver

Closes Sept. 20: Woodchuck

Nov. 5 – March 31 (north) and Nov. 10 – March 31 (south): Beaver, river otter

Jan. 20 (north) and Jan. 25 (south) – Feb. 15: Extended spring season for mink and muskrat

 

 

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