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1997-98 hunting seasons

MOURNING DOVE

DATES: Second Phase: Nov. 15-30 (all day)

Third Phase: Dec. 13-Jan. 11 (all day)

DAILY BAG LIMIT/POSSESSION LIMIT: Bag 12, only 4 of which may be white-winged; possession 24, only 8 of which may be white-winged.

GENERAL GUN (antlered white-tailed deer and wild hogs where they are classified as game)

DATES: Northwest Zone _ Nov. 27-30 & Dec. 13-Feb 18. Central Zone _ Nov. 8-Jan. 18. South Zone _ Oct. 25-Jan. 4.

DAILY BAG LIMIT/POSSESSION LIMIT: 2/4 deer, 1/2 hogs.

ANTLERLESS DEER

DATES: Northwest Zone _ Dec. 20-21. Central Zone _ Nov. 15-16. South Zone _ Nov. 1-2.

DAILY BAG LIMIT/POSSESSION LIMIT: Bag 1 per day, 2 per season. Possession limit 2.

FALL TURKEY (bearded turkeys and gobblers only)

DATES: Northwest Zone _ Nov. 27-30 & Dec. 13-Jan. 18. Central/South zones _ Nov. 8-Jan. 4.

DAILY BAG LIMIT/POSSESSION LIMIT: 1/2 (season limit 2).

SPRING TURKEY (bearded turkeys and gobblers only)

DATES: Northwest/Central zones _ March 21-April 26. South Zone _ March 7-April 12.

DAILY BAG LIMIT/POSSESSION LIMIT: 1/2 (season limit 2).

BOBWHITE QUAIL

DATES: Nov. 8-March 1.

DAILY BAG LIMIT/POSSESSION LIMIT: 12/24.

1997-98 special hunting seasons

ARCHERY: Northwest Zone _ Oct. 18-Nov. 16; Central Zone _ Sept. 20-Oct. 19; South Zone _ Sept. 6-Oct 5.

LEGAL TO TAKE: Deer of either sex (except spotted fawns), turkeys of either sex, squirrels, quail, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, skunks, nutria, beaver, and wild hogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or more in areas where hogs are legal game.

MUZZLELOADING GUN: Northwest Zone _ Nov. 21-23; Central Zone _ Oct. 25-Nov. 2; South Zone _ Oct. 11-19.

LEGAL TO TAKE: Deer with one or more antlers at least 5 inches in length visible above the hairline, turkeys of either sex, squirrels, quail, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, skunks, nutrias, beavers and wild hogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or more in areas where hogs are legal game.

SPECIAL ARCHERY AND MUZZLELOADING GUN: Northwest Zone _ Feb. 19-March 1.

LEGAL TO TAKE: Deer with one or more antlers at least 5 inches in length visible above the hairline, squirrels, quail, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, skunks, nutrias, beavers and wild hogs with a shoulder height of 15 inches or more in areas where hogs are legal game.

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