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How long of a rifle season?

Old 10-12-2010, 07:51 PM
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Here in Arkansas: Archery Oct.1 thru Feb. 28
Muzzleloader Oct. 16 thru Oct.24; Dec. 29-31 Depending which zone you hunt.
Modern gun Nov. 13 thru Dec.19; Christmas holiday Dec. 26-28.
Bag limit: five deer, no more than two legal bucks.

Guess where I'll be Sat. morning.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:21 PM
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In the county I hunt in in SD it is November 13-28
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:53 AM
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Virginia's is Nov 13 - Jan 1 (for most counties east of the Blue Ridge Mountains). It is a "general firearms" season, subject to each county's firearms ordinances (some are shotgun/muzzleloader only). West of the Blue Ridge, it's Nov 13 - 27.

Illinois has no rifle season? Figures. It's one of the few states where I have to lockdown and stow my handgun in the trunk when traveling through. Not a big fan of guns there, are they?
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:10 AM
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Pennsylvania - 2 Weeks starting the 1st Monday after Thanksgiving
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:11 AM
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2.5 months. comes in this Sat. Oct 16th and ends 1st of the year, bow season been in sinc sept.13th.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:37 AM
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Gun season is November 6th through January 2nd in Texas. There are also youth hunts where they can use a rifle on October 30th and 31st and January 3rd through 16th.

Archery is October 2nd through November 5th.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:07 AM
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In Florida the general gun season runs Nov 25-Nov 28 and then re-opens Dec 11 thru Feb 20. There is also a muzzy season Dec 4 to Dec 10 and Feb 21 to Feb 27.
I think there is also a week or so of muzzy season in Alabama a week before the general gun season starts.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:42 AM
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Actually - anyone that said that Pennsylvania's rifle season is only 2 weeks long is wrong.

Here is why

First you have a Special Antlerless Deer season - October 21 - 23rd
Jr / SR license holders and Disabled persons permit, any Pennsylvania resident actively serving in the US Armed Forces - including the US Coast Guard. I would imagine that if you worked for the Border Patrol that they would also look the other way on that one.

Muzzleloader antlerless - October 16 - 23

Regular Firearms Deer season - November 29 - December 11

Then you have a antlerless deer season in area's - 2B, 5C, 5D
December 27 - January 29

Flintlock Muzzleloader season December 27 -January 15 in most zones and December 27 - January 29 in the special areas listed above. 2B, 5C, 5D.

My way of thinking - that gives you almost 2 months worth of rifle hunting.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:51 AM
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Without looking at the regs I believe CO has a total of 5 general rifle seasons. 3 seasons for west of the front range and 2 east. The longest single season is 14 days from Dec 1 to 14th. Here you can only get 1-2 deer per year. Typically one drawn license and on the plains you can get addtional doe whitetail license.

I would defer to those who know exactly.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:11 AM
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9 days here in WI. Starts the saturday before thanksgiving, and ends the sunday after thanksgiving. There is a special anterless season this weekend in certain zones.

Illinois is shotgun only, no rifles (although i think they may allow muzzleloaders...haven't hunted down there in years, so i may be wrong on that)
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