When Does Coon Season Start
Illinois Hunting Seasons, 2019-2020
- 1 Illinois Hunting Seasons, 2019-2020
- 2 Seasons & Hours
- 3 Raccoon
- 3.1 Raccoon
- 3.2 Small Game Hunting Permit
- 3.3 Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit
- 3.4 Resident Trapping Permit
- 3.5 Nonresident Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit
- 3.6 Military Reduced Cost Permit
- 3.7 Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit (residents only)
- 3.8 Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunting and Fishing) Permit (residents only)
- 3.9 Archer’s Hunting Permit
- 3.10 Allowed Methods
- 4 When does raccoon hunting season start in Louisiana?
- 5 North Carolina 2009 — 2010 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits
- 5.1 Eastern Deer Season:
- 5.2 Central Deer Season:
- 5.3 Northwestern Deer Season:
- 5.4 Western Deer Season:
- 5.5 Spring Turkey — Youth Hunters:
- 5.6 Sring Turkey (Bearded bird only):
- 5.7 Restrictions — It is unlawful to:
- 5.8 Western Bear Seasons:
- 5.9 Eastern Bear Seasons:
- 5.10 Wild Boar Seasons:
- 5.11 Restrictions — It is unlawful to:
- 5.12 Squirrels — Red and Gray, (statewide):
- 5.13 Fox Squirrel:
- 5.14 SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined):
- 5.15 RUFFED GROUSE:
- 5.16 RABBIT (Cottontail):
- 5.17 PHEASANT:
- 5.18 QUAIL:
- 5.19 Groundhog, Nutria, Coyote and Skunk-striped):
- 5.20 Bobcat:
- 6 When Is Common Cold Season?
- 7 Why Colds Are More Common at Certain Times
- 8 How to Avoid Colds During Cold Season
During Illinois hunting seasons, you’ll find a variety of standard game animals, including deer, turkey, rabbit and other small game.
Illinois offers online hunting permit registration and purchase, and permits are available for state residents and nonresidents. For some small game, permits are free of charge.
Illinois Deer Seasons
|Archery||Oct. 1-Jan. 19|
|Muzzleloader||Dec. 5-8 and Dec. 13-15|
|Firearms||Nov. 22-24, Dec. 5-8|
|Late Winter & Special CWD Season||Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 17-19|
|Youth Firearms Hunt||Oct. 12-14|
Illinois Wild Turkey Seasons
|Fall Firearms||Oct. 19-27|
|Fall Archery||Oct. 1-Jan. 19|
Fall archery season is closed during deer firearms season for hunter safety.
Illinois Small Game Seasons
|Bobwhite Quail||Nov. 3-Jan. 15**|
|Hungarian Partridge||Nov. 3-Jan. 15**|
|Rabbits||Nov. 3-Jan. 15|
|Gray and Fox Squirrel||Aug. 1-Feb. 15|
|Crow||Oct. 28-Feb. 28|
**Season dates vary by zone. Many small game hunting seasons are temporarily suspended during deer firearms season for hunter safety.
The state of Illinois does have strict firearms laws that may affect transportation of hunting guns and ammunition within the state. For additional information about gun transportation and storage laws during hunting season, read through the Illinois State Police “Commonly Asked Questions” brochure.
Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for Illinois hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.
Seasons & Hours
Nov 15 2020 to Jan 31 2021
Daily limit: Any number
Possession limit: Any number
During any portion of the firearms deer season, furbearer hunters must also possess an unfilled firearms deer hunting permit.
Small Game Hunting Permit
Limits are set for each species’ hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.
Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit
Limits are set for each species and hunting or trapping season. Check the species and season listings for information about limits.
Resident Trapping Permit
Nonresident Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Permit
Limits vary by species and season.
Military Reduced Cost Permit
Lifetime Small Game Hunting Permit (residents only)
Lifetime Conservation Partner (Hunting and Fishing) Permit (residents only)
Archer’s Hunting Permit
Deer: Two deer of either sex, but only one antlered deer may be taken before November 16.
Turkeys: Two turkeys of either sex.
Furbearers: See Seasons for prescribed limits. Hunters may sell furbearers harvested under this permit. Nonresidents may not harvest furbearers with this permit.
Small game: See Seasons for prescribed limits.
- Pistols, revolvers, and rifles propelling a single projectile at one discharge
- Firearms powered by spring, air, or compressed gas
- Shotguns not larger than 10 gauge with magazine cut off or plugged to reduce the capacity to no more than three shells.
- Bows, including longbows, compound bows, and recurve bows.
- Dogs may be used
- Artificial lights are allowed if raccoons are treed with the aid of dogs.
- Electronic calls or electronically activated calls may be used.
During fall deer season, hunters must have an unfilled firearms deer hunting permit and a permit to hunt small game.
- Traps must have smooth or rubber jaws only
- Foot-hold trap
- Conibear or other killing-type trap
- Foot-enclosing trap
- Cage-type trap
- Colony traps with openings no greater than 6 inches in height and 6 inches wide
- Cable restraint devices
- Snare set underwater
Within communities having 10,000 or more inhabitants, only cage-type or foot-enclosing traps, may be set within 150 feet of any residence or occupied building.
- Arrows containing any drug, poison, chemical, or explosive
- Poisons, tranquilizing drugs, chemicals, or explosives
- Motor driven conveyances may not be used to take, drive, or molest wildlife
- Artificial lights to search for, harass, or disturb wildlife
- You may not take wildlife from or across a public roadway with a firearm, bow, or crossbow
- Snares set on land
- Traps may not be set in paths made or used by people or domestic animals
- Killing-type traps may not be set along public roadways.
You may not possess night vision or thermal imagery equipment while carrying a firearm, bow, or other implement used to take wildlife.
Dogs may not be used during daylight hours from Nov. 1 through the end of the November portion statewide and antlerless portion in open counties.
When does raccoon hunting season start in Louisiana?
The following animals are classified as furbearers: beaver, bobcat, coyote, gray
fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, river otter, red fox, raccoon and skunk.
The trapping season will open STATEWIDE on Nov. 20, 2010, and will close March 31, 2011. Trapping season on management areas (See management areas.)
Resident: under 15 yrs. of age . $5
15 yrs. of age or older . $25
RACCOON AND OPOSSUM HUNTING — NO CLOSED SEASON
Raccoon and opossum can be taken at night by one or more licensed hunters
with one or more dogs and one .22 rimfire rifle. A licensed hunter may take
raccoon or opossum with .22 rimfire or shotgun during daylight hours during
the open rabbit season. Hunting from boats or motor vehicles is prohibited.
No bag limit for nighttime or daytime raccoon or opossum hunting during the
open trapping season except on certain WMAs as listed. The remainder of the
year, raccoon and opossum bag limit for daytime or nighttime is one per person
per day or night. No one who hunts raccoons or opossums as prescribed
above shall pelt or sell skins or carcasses of raccoons and opossums taken during
the open trapping season unless he is the holder of a valid trapper’s license
which shall be required in addition to his basic hunting license.
North Carolina 2009 — 2010 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits
Eastern Deer Season:
Bow and arrow: Sept. 12 to Oct. 9
Central Deer Season:
Bow and arrow: Sept. 12 to Nov. 6
Northwestern Deer Season:
Bow and arrow: Sept. 12 to Nov. 13
Western Deer Season:
Bow and arrow: Sept. 7 to Oct. 3 and Oct. 12 to Nov. 21
Spring Turkey — Youth Hunters:
April 3, 2010. Get youth hunter regulations.
Sring Turkey (Bearded bird only):
April 10 to May 8, 2010. Daily limit 1, possession limit 2 with an annual limit of 2
Restrictions — It is unlawful to:
Western Bear Seasons:
Oct. 12 — Nov. 21 & Dec. 14 — Jan. 1
Eastern Bear Seasons:
Nov. 9 — Jan. 1
Dec. 7 — 26
Nov. 9 — 14 and Dec. 14 — 26
Nov. 9 — 14 and Dec. 14 — 16
Nov. 7 — 14 and Dec. 14 — 26
Nov. 9 — 14
Wild Boar Seasons:
Daily limit 1; Possession limit 1; Season limit 2
In the other 94 counties of the state, feral hogs are not considered to be wild boars, and the Commission does not regulate them.
During the open deer bow-and-arrow season, muzzleloader season, gun season and any small game season, ONLY weapons legal for that season may be used to take wild boar.
Restrictions — It is unlawful to:
SMALL GAME SEASONS
Squirrels — Red and Gray, (statewide):
Oct. 1 — Feb. 13 Daily limit 8; No possession or season limits
Oct. 12 — Dec. 31 — Daily limit 1; Possession 2; Season 10
SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined):
Oct. 17-Nov. 28, Dec. 14-23 and Dec. 26-Feb. 6 (6 daily, 12 possession).
Oct. 12 — Feb. 28 Daily limit 3; Possession 6; Season 30
Nov. 21 — Feb. 28 Daily limit 5; No possession or season limits. Dates are the same for box-trapping season
Nov. 21 — Feb. 1 (male pheasant only): Daily limit 3; Possession 6; Season 30
Nov. 21 — Feb. 28: Daily limit 6; Possession 12; Season, no limit
Groundhog, Nutria, Coyote and Skunk-striped):
No closed season or bag limit.
Oct. 12 — Feb. 28: No limits.
When Is Common Cold Season?
Kristina Duda, BSN, RN, CPN, has been working in healthcare since 2002. She specializes in pediatrics and disease and infection prevention.
Michael Menna, DO, is board-certified in emergency medicine. He is an attending emergency medicine physician at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York and also works at an urgent care center and a telemedicine company that provides care to patients across the country.
You can get a cold year-round, but most people consider the winter months to be common cold season. The viruses that cause colds also spread more easily just after a drop in temperature and humidity. Generally, this means the United States’ cold season starts sometime around September and ends sometime around April.
However, this doesn’t mean the cold weather itself makes you sick. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause very serious illnesses like hypothermia, but there is no strong evidence to show that cold temperatures can give you a cold. Only exposure to a virus that causes the common cold can do that.
Why Colds Are More Common at Certain Times
Colds are more common during certain times of the year for several reasons:
Cold weather doesn’t make you sick, but it does make your body a more suitable environment for the rhinovirus and other viruses that cause the common cold to flourish.
How to Avoid Colds During Cold Season
You have a lot of options for reducing your risk of getting a cold, even when the climate is just right one.
Wash Your Hands
The simple act of washing your hands is an incredibly important part of keeping yourself and those around you healthy. You touch your face thousands of times a day, and you touch things in your environment even more often. Washing those germs off your hands is essential to keeping them out of your body.
It may sound silly, but you could be washing your hands the wrong way, which leaves you at risk for illness.
Cover Your Cough
If you are sick and coughing, use your elbow to cover your mouth when you cough. When you cough into your hands, you just spread the germs onto everything you touch—and then to anyone else who might touch those things after you.
Changing how you cover your cough really isn’t that difficult and it makes a big difference in the spread of germs.
It’s hard to stay away from sick people. Many parents are reluctant to keep their children home from school, meaning they take their germs into your child’s classroom. Your co-workers may not want to call in sick, so they come to work and infect you. Traveling can mean dry, recycled airplane air and exposure to germs from all over.
Washing your hands frequently is still the number one suggestion to keep yourself healthy, no matter where you are. Beyond that, washing toys, shared phones, and other things people touch frequently can help.
A Word From Verywell
People will likely blame the common cold on cold weather for years to come, despite evidence that points to a complex set of contributing factors—the weather being but a minor player. Although more people get sick with colds during the winter months, the temperature outside is not the direct cause of these illnesses. Cold season falls during colder months for all of the reasons discussed, and possibly some that aren’t even known yet.