Squirrel Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Archer's Hunting
  • Daily Small Game Hunting Permit
  • Small Game Hunting and Fishing Permit
  • Small Game Hunting Permit

Season & Limits


Primary Season: Sat, 05/23/2015 - Mon, 02/15/2016
Daily Limit: 10
Possession Limit: 20

Additional Information

During Deer Season

During daylight hours of the November portion of the firearms deer hunting season, squirrels and rabbits may not be chased, pursued or taken with the aid of dogs in Butler, Carter, Dent, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, or Wayne counties. 

During the November and antlerless portions (in areas where open) of the firearms deer season, other wildlife may be hunted only with a .22 caliber or smaller rim-fire or a shotgun and shot not larger than No. 4. This does not apply to waterfowl hunters, trappers, or to landowners on their land.

Use of Cage-type Traps

In addition to prescribed hunting methods, you may take groundhogs, squirrels, and rabbits with a cage-type trap at any hour during the species' open hunting season if you possess a hunting permit.

The cage-type trap must:

  • Be labeled with your full name and address
  • Be attended daily, and
  • Have an opening 144 square inches or smaller
Detailed Regulations: 
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