Category: Small Game Hunting News

Rhode Island Small Game Hunting Season Opens October 17

Rhode Island Small Game Hunting Season Opens October 17

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that small game hunting season opens this month. The season for pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray fox opens Saturday, October 17 – Saturday, February 28, 2021. DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock a total of 6,000 pheasant […]
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LDWF Issues Correction for Youth Squirrel Season Dates

LDWF Issues Correction for Youth Squirrel Season Dates

Youth squirrel season on select Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) will be Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 26-27) and not Sept. 28-29 as was incorrectly published in the 2020-21 hunting regulation pamphlet. Seasons and regulations have been updated on the LDWF website to reflect the correct dates. WMAs included in […]
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Minnesota hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers

Minnesota hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers

Spruce grouse hunters in northern Minnesota’s boreal forests are being asked to voluntarily submit feather samples for a genetics research project being conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the University of Minnesota. “Hunters who enjoy pursuing these birds are critical to the success of this project and our work to […]
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Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 5

Iowa’s rabbit, squirrel season opens Sept. 5

The good news for Iowa’s cottontail rabbit hunters is that Iowa has a strong population of rabbits, similar to last year, with the southern and east central part of the state seeing the best overall numbers. The better news for hunters is Iowa’s cottontail rabbit season begins Sept. 5 statewide. “It should be another great […]
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LDWF to Host Squirrel Hunting Seminar For Beginners

LDWF to Host Squirrel Hunting Seminar For Beginners

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a squirrel hunting seminar for beginners in Baton Rouge on Sept. 19. The event, dubbed Squirrel Hunting 101, will be held at LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge in Baton Rouge from 8 a.m.-noon. LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge is located at 4142 North Flannery Road in Baton […]
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Georgia Squirrel Season Begins August 15

Georgia Squirrel Season Begins August 15

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Ready to get into the woods for some hunting? Squirrel hunting season provides the first opportunity of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Beginning August 15, 2020, and lasting through February 28, 2021, hunters can pursue both gray and fox squirrels. The maximum daily […]
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IDNR Public Hunting Access Expands Deer and Squirrel Sites

IDNR Public Hunting Access Expands Deer and Squirrel Sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced an additional archery deer hunting opportunity in 2020 through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). IRAP has added a third archery deer hunting period December 16-31. “With archery deer hunting in high demand for IRAP, we asked landowners if they would allow for […]
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South Dakota Prairie Dog Control Programs

South Dakota Prairie Dog Control Programs

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota departments of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and Agriculture (SDDA) want to remind South Dakota landowners to register for assistance with prairie dog encroachment. The deadline for enrollment is August 15. The state’s prairie dog control program is cooperatively operated by GFP and SDDA. GFP manages encroachment issues for […]
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Arkansas squirrel season opens May 15

Arkansas squirrel season opens May 15

LITTLE ROCK — With turkey hunting season wrapped up, deer and waterfowl hunting season may look like a million years away, but there’s another spring season that gives Arkansas hunters plenty of reasons to be excited. Arkansas’s squirrel season opens May 15, and for those who enjoy chasing these treetop targets, it’s a great excuse […]
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LDWF Reminds Hunters Spring Squirrel Season Opens May 2

LDWF Reminds Hunters Spring Squirrel Season Opens May 2

Spring squirrel hunting season begins Saturday (May 2) in Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds hunters to use social distancing practices due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spring squirrel season runs from May 2-24. The daily bag limit for squirrels during the spring is three with nine as the possession limit […]
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Lawrence County Youth Squirrel Hunt Set

Lawrence County Youth Squirrel Hunt Set

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is sponsoring a youth squirrel hunt on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in Lawrence County. Youth ages 6-16 are invited to come out to the Gum Springs Missionary Baptist Church and experience a squirrel hunt with dogs. Hunts will take place on Laurel Hill WMA as well […]
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LWFC Approves NOI Clarifying Language on Extended Seasons

LWFC Approves NOI Clarifying Language on Extended Seasons

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved a notice of intent (NOI) clarifying language on extended season options and extended squirrel season on Tier 1 Participation in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The action came during the LWFC’s monthly meeting Thursday (Jan. 9) […]
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South Carolina youth coon hunts to start around the state

South Carolina youth coon hunts to start around the state

Youth raccoon hunts sponsored by the S.C. Coon Hunters Association (SCCHA) and participating regional clubs and chapters will begin in October and continue throughout the fall and winter, culminating with the South Carolina Youth Raccoon Hunting Championship, hosted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The championship hunt is scheduled for March 7, 2020 […]
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