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October 2010 Hunting Seasons Calendar: Start Dates

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2010 October Hunting Season Calendar - United States 


October Hunting Start Dates:  

Alabama - Quail and Squirrel 
Arizona - Bear, Quail, Turkey, and Squirrel
Arkansas - Deer - Bow
Colorado - Rabbit, Beaver, Plains deer, Moose, and Squirrel
Illinois - Deer and Turkey - Bow
Indiana - Turkey - Bow
Kansas - Turkey and Antelope
Kentucky - Deer - Bow
Louisiana - Deer - Bow
Maine Southern Zone - Waterfowl
Michigan - Deer- Bow
Mississippi Zone 1 and 3 - Deer - Bow
Missouri - Turkey and Rabbit
Nevada - Antlerless Elk
New Hampshire - Pheasant
New Mexico - Cougar
New York Suffolk - Deer - Bow
New York - Turkey
Oklahoma (select counties) - Bear, Deer, and Turkey - Bow
South Dakota - Prairie Turkey
North Dakota Units E1-E4 - Elk
Texas East - Squirrel
Washington - Moose

Delaware - Anterless Deer
Florida - Dove
Kentucky - Elk
Minnesota - Waterfowl and Moose* Northeast
Missouri - Canada Geese
Montana - Duck and Geese
Nebraska - Duck and Antlerless deer
New Jersey - Deer - Bow
New Mexico - Elk various regions start through October and November
New York- Duck - various regions start throughout October
Oregon Western - Deer 
Pennsylvania - Deer - Bow
South Dakota - Pronghorn Antelope and Tundra Swan
North Dakota Units M4, M8-M11 - Moose and (Tundra Swan statewide)
Texas - Deer & Turkey  - Bow; Pronghorn Antelope
Utah - Beaver, Mink, Fox, Swan, Duck
Vermont - Deer and Turkey - Bow
Virginia - Deer, Bear, Turkey - Bow, Bob Cat
Wisconsin Southern Zone - Duck
3
Oregon - Western Deer
4
Florida Zone A - Turkey
7
Virginia - Ducks, Coots, Mergansers and Light Geese

California - Duck various regions start through October
Georgia - Dove
Kansas - Duck
Louisiana North  Zone - Dove
Montana - Antelope
New Mexico North Zone - Ducks
Ohio - Turkey and Grouse
Oklahoma - Duck various regions start through October
North Dakota - Wild Turkey and Pheasant
Utah - Elk
West Virginia - Squirrel
10
Nevada - Antlerless Mule Deer
Idaho (Select Regions) - Deer and Elk
11
Iowa - Turkey
New Hampshire - Turkey
14
Massachusetts- Deer - Bow
15
Alabama - Deer - Bow
Indiana - Fox and Coyote
Mississippi - Turkey
Mississippi Zone 2 - Deer - Bow
North Dakota - Big Horn Sheep - Bow
Virginia - Raccoon and Opossum
16
Florida Zone B - Deer - Bow
Georgia - Deer and Bear-(Northern Zone)
Louisiana Southern Zone - Dove
Maryland - Duck
Michigan - Elk
Minnesota - Pheasant
New Hampshire - Moose
New Mexico - Deer various regions start through October and November
New York Westchester and Southern Zone - Deer and Bear - Bow
Ohio - Duck and Goose
Pennsylvania - Squirrel
South Dakota - Canada Goose
Tennessee LBL Rec. - Deer - Bow
Vermont - Moose
Washington - Ducks
West Virginia - Wild Boar, Bear, and Deer - Bow
Wisconsin - Pheasant, Quail, and Cotton Tailed Rabbit*  *Southern Zone
18
North Carolina - Western Bear, Raccoon, Opossum, Squirrel, Grouse, and Bobcat
South Carolina - Deer - Bow
19
Massachusetts - Pheasant, Quail, and Squirrel
20 
Michigan - Quail 
21
Minnesota - Deer - Bow
22
Arizona - Antlered Deer
North Dakota - Bighorn Sheep
Minnesota - Fox
23
Illinois - Turkey
Kentucky - Turkey
New York Northern Zone - Deer and Bear 
Oklahoma Zone 1 - Duck
Montana - Deer, Mountain Lion, and Elk
Pennsylvania - Pheasant, Fox, and Quail
Vermont - Fox
Virginia - Turkey and Rabbit
West Virginia - Turkey
26
Louisiana - Teal
27
New Mexico South Zone - Ducks
28
Massachusetts - Turkey
Oregon - Rocky Mountain Bull Elk
30 
Iowa - Quail and Jack Rabbit
Kansas - Canada Geese
Maine - Deer
Missouri North Zone - Duck
Nebraska - Quail
Oklahoma - Turkey and Geese
Texas - Quail

The November 2010 Hunting Season Calendar will be released by October 1st
As most states schedule hunting seasons around the same dates each year, you can use calendar as a guide in preparation for a 2011 hunting season. This will also allow you to check into all the necessary license, tabs,  etc. if you do not have the appropriate permits for 2010. Just keep these dates in mind when giving yourself an appropriate window of time to apply for drawings or other necessary regulations where applicable for 2011. 

Be sure to review all rules and acquire the appropriate permits and license to legally hunt in the regions or states represented here. Thorough information is provided at each states fish and game or related department website. Archery/Crossbow seasons are noted by "Bow". All other dates are for standard firearms.