• Malwina Najbar

What to Hunt this Spring

Spring is just around the corner, can y'all feel it too? So let's break this down... This is a list of what animals you can hunt in each state.

Alabama: Turkey opening March 20 - May 2 Alaska: Brown bear, Muskox, Crow and Hare Arizona: Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor

Arkansas: Cayote trapping, beaver and nutria trapping/hunting, California: Wild turkey, furbearing mammals including muskrat, mink, beaver, and racoon, and the American crow Colorado: turkeys, mountain lions, eurasian collared doves, ground squirrels, and pronghorn (bucks only) Connecticut: Crow C, woodchuck, and junior spring wild turkey, Delaware: Wild turkey Florida: Wild turkey Georgia: Wild turkey Hawaii: Wild turkey, sheep, and pigs Idaho: Wild turkey and black bear Illinois: Wild turkey, cayotes, and striped skunks Indiana: Wild turkey Iowa: Wild turkey, and beaver3 Kansas: Rabbit, bobcat, opossum, raccoon, red fox, gray fox, and wild turkey

Kentucky: Wild turkey

Louisiana: Wild turkey, and squirrel, cayote, bullfrog, turtles, and groundhog Maine: Wild turkey Maryland: Light goose, cayote, fox, nutria & groundhog, raccoon & opossum (chasing only), and wild turkey Massachusetts: Wild turkey, beaver, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, skunk Michigan: Wild turkey, opossum, woodchuck/groundhogs, feral swine, feral pigeons (rock doves), skunk, red squirrel, crow, and cotton tail rabbit/snowshoe hare Minnesota: Wild turkey Mississippi: Wild turkey, squirrel, frog, Missouri: cayote, wild turkey, groundhog, and squirrel Montana: Beaver, black bear, mountain lion, muskrats, swift fox, and wild turkey Nebraska: Wild turkey, bobcat (running, no harvest), Virginia opossum (running, no harvest), red fox (running, no harvest) Nevada: turkeys, elk and deer antlers, New Hampshire: Wild turkey New Jersey: Wild turkey, and woodchuck New Mexico: Cougars, eurasion collared-dove, wild turkeys, and bears New York: Wild turkey, snow geese, crows, coyotes, and nonprotected speicies North Carolina: Feral swine, foxes, wild turkeys, coyotes, striped skinks and armadillos North Dakota: Wild turkeys, light geese, badgers, beavers, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, squirrels, porcupines, prairie dogs, rabbits, and skunks Ohio: Wild turkey, Oklahoma: Wild turkey Oregon: Cougars, black bear, elk (controlled hunts), wild turkey, red fox, badger, coyote, nutria, opossum, porcupine, spotted skunk, striped skunk, and weasel Pennsylvania: Wild turkey, beavers, squirrels, bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, cottontail rabbits, snowshoe or varying hares, and ringneck pheasants Rhode Island: Wild turkey and coyote South Carolina: Wild turkey South Dakota: Crow, wild turkey, mukrat, beaver, bobcat, raccoon, coyote, badger, ground squirrel, gopher, marmot, jackrabbit, opossum, porcupine, fox, skunk Tennessee: Wild turkey Texas: Squirrel, wild turkey, goose, alligator, rabbits, and hares Utah: Cougars and wild turkey Vermont: Wild turkey, crow, hare, rabbit, muskrat

Virginia: coyote, fisher, otter, beaver, marten lynx, wolf Washington: Cougars, wild turkeys, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, rabbits, and coyotes West Virginia: Wild turkeys Wisconsin: Wild turkeys, cottontail rabbit, crow Wyoming: Wild turkeys, black bear, mountain lion, and falconry

Although these animals can be hunted in the spring, be sure you complete the application a head of time. As always, be sure to check your local rules and regulations.

Happy Gobbling!

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