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Outdoors calendar, 10/2

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SUNDAY

Hunting season opens youth waterfowl, Zone 2.

Hunting season closes — muzzleloader antelope.

MONDAY

Hunting season closes — youth waterfowl, Zone 2.

SATURDAY

Hunting seasons open — firearm antelope, woodcock.

OCT. 9

Hunting seasons opens — statewide white-fronted goose, statewide light goose; duck and coot, Zone 2 (Low and High Plains); youth waterfowl (Zone 1).

Bird-watching event — The Big Sit, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Holmes Lake, south side of lake. Help count as many birds as possible from one spot. Free. More information: https://bit.ly/3UvBTKd.

OCT. 10

Hunting season closes — youth waterfowl, Zone 1

OCT. 11

Hunting season opens — dark goose, north central unit.

OCT. 15

Hunting season opens — crow.

OCT. 16

Hunting season opens — duck and coot, Zone 1; youth waterfowl, Zone 3.

OCT. 17

Hunting season closes — youth waterfowl, Zone 3.

OCT. 22-23

Hunting seasons — youth pheasant, quail and partridge.

OCT. 23

Hunting season opens — duck and coot, Zone 3; youth waterfowl, Zone 4.

Hunting season closes — firearm antelope.

OCT. 24

Hunting season closes — youth waterfowl, Zone 4.

OCT. 28

Hunting seasons open — dark goose, Platte River and Niobrara units.

OCT. 29

Hunting seasons open — pheasant, quail and partridge.

OCT. 30

Hunting seasons close — mourning, white-winged and Eurasian-collared dove.

Hunting season opens — duck and coot, Zone 4.

OCT. 31

Hunting seasons close — archery bull elk, firearm bull elk, early antlerless elk, Virginia opossum.

NOV. 1

Hunting seasons open — late antlerless elk, late season doe/fawn antelope.

Trapping seasons open — river otter (through Feb. 28 or 75 harvested statewide), muskrat, beaver.

Hunting and trapping seasons open — badger, mink, bobcat, Virginia opossum, long-tailed weasel, red and gray fox.

NOV. 5-7

Hunting season — special landowner deer.

NOV. 9

Hunting season closes — Virginia and sora rail.

NOV. 12

Hunting season opens — November firearm deer.

NOV. 20

Hunting season closes — November firearm deer.

NOV. 21

Hunting season closes — woodcock.

NOV. 29

Hunting season opens — bighorn sheep.

DEC. 1

Hunting season opens — muzzleloader deer.

DEC. 9

Hunting season closes — statewide white-fronted goose.

DEC. 15

Hunting season closes — crow.

DEC. 16

Hunting season closes — snipe.

DEC. 21

Hunting season closes — duck and coot, Zone 2 (Low and High Plains).

DEC. 22

Hunting season closes — bighorn sheep.

DEC. 28

Hunting season closes — duck and coot, Zone 1.

DEC. 31

Hunting season closes— archery deer, muzzleloader deer, archery antelope.

JAN. 4

Hunting seasons close — duck and coot, Zone 3 and Zone 4.

JAN. 5

Hunting season opens — duck and coot, Zone 2 (High Plains) and Zone 3. 

Hunting seasons close — statewide light goose.

JAN. 11

Hunting season closes — duck and coot, Zone 4.

JAN. 13

Hunting season opens — crow.

JAN. 25

Hunting seasons open — statewide white-fronted goose, statewide light goose.

JAN. 26

Hunting season closes — duck and coot, Zone 3.

JAN. 31

Hunting seasons close — fall turkey, late antlerless elk, late season doe/fawn antelope, squirrel, prairie grouse, pheasant, quail and partridge. 

FEB. 9

Hunting seasons close — dark goose, North Platte and Niobrara units; statewide white-fronted goose, statewide light goose.

FEB. 10

Hunting season opens — light goose conservation order, East, Rainwater Basin and West zones.

FEB. 28

Hunting seasons close — cottontail, jackrabbit (only west of U.S. 81).

Trapping season closes — river otter (closes earlier if 75 are harvested first).

Hunting and trapping seasons close — badger, mink, bobcat, Virginia opossum, long-tailed weasel, red and gray fox.

MARCH 14

Hunting season closes — crow.

MARCH 31

Trapping seasons close — muskrat, beaver.

APRIL 5

Hunting seasons close — light goose conservation order, Rainwater Basin and West zones.

APRIL 15

Hunting season closes — light goose conservation order, East Zone.

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