Season and permit deadlines
A calendar of upcoming hunting, trapping and fishing seasons and permit application deadlines.
* Indicates date remains the same each year, except some permit deadlines may be extended one day if they fall on a Sunday or Federal Holiday.
- Ruffed grouse season closes in the zone B.*
- Spring turkey permit application deadline.*
- Application deadline for bear hunting kill permit.*
- Muzzleloader deer season closes.
- Bobwhite quail season closes.
- Antlerless-only firearm hunt in Herd Control and CWD management units.
- Canada goose seasons close in the North Exterior Zone.
- Horicon zone Canada goose hunting periods 2 closes.
- Canada goose season closes in the North Exterior Zone.
- Canada goose seasons close in the Southern Exterior Zone.
- Holiday firearm season in CWD management zone through Jan. 5 (Earn-a-buck).
- Bobcat hunting and trapping season closes in Period 1.
- Period 2 hunting and trapping season for bobcat north of Hwy. 64 through Jan. 31.
- Pheasant season closes.*
- Fall turkey season extension in zones 1-5 closes.
- Hungarian partridge season closes.*
- Fisher trapping season closes.*
- Frog season closes.*
- Mississippi River zone goose seasons closes.
- Late archery deer season closes.
- CWD management zone holiday firearm deer hunt closes.
- Winter crow season opens, through March 20.
- Squirrel season closes.*
- Ruffed grouse seasons closes in zone A (northern zone).*
- Bobcat hunting and trapping season closes in Period 2.