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2013-2014 Seasons: Bear

2013-2014 Seasons: Bear
Bob Richardson with a black bear. (Courtesy Heartland Productions)

BOW SEASON

State: Season Dates (click dates for more information):
Alabama n/a
Alaska no closed season
Arizona 8/9/13-12/31/13
Arkansas 11/4/13-12/8/13
California dates vary by zone
Colorado 9/2/13-9/29/13
Connecticut n/a
Delaware 10/21/13-10/26/13
Florida n/a
Georgia 9/14/13-10/11/13
Hawaii n/a
Idaho 8/30/13-7/31/14
Illinois n/a
Indiana n/a
Iowa n/a
Kansas n/a
Kentucky n/a
Louisiana n/a
Maine 9/23/13-11/30/13
Maryland 10/21/13-10/26/13
Massachusetts 9/3/13-11/23/13
Michigan 10/4/13-10/10/13
Minnesota 9/1/13-10/13/13
Mississippi n/a
Missouri n/a
Montana 9/7/13-9/14/13
Nebraska n/a
Nevada 9/15/13-12/31/13
New Hampshire 9/1/13-11/26/13
New Jersey 12/9/13-12/14/13
New Mexico 9/1/13-9/24/13
New York 9/27/13-12/31/13
North Carolina 10/14/13-1/1/14
North Dakota n/a
Ohio n/a
Oklahoma 10/1/13-10/20/13
Oregon 4/1/14-5/31/14
Pennsylvania 11/23-27, other dates/zones avail
Rhode Island by special permit
South Carolina 10/24-11/5 (Coastal), various in mtns/private lands
South Dakota n/a
Tennessee 11/2/13-11/26/13
Texas n/a
Utah 11/1-20; 7/6-8/11;4/6-5/28
Vermont 9/1/13-11/24/13
Virginia 10/5/13-11/15/13
Washington 8/1/13-11/15/13
West Virginia 9/28/13-12/31/13
Wisconsin 9/4/13-10/8/13
Wyoming 4/15/13-9/30/13

MUZZLELOADER SEASON

State: Season Dates (click dates for more information):
Alabama n/a
Alaska no closed season
Arizona 8/9/13-12/31/13
Arkansas 11/4/13-12/8/13
California dates vary by zone
Colorado 9/14/13-9/29/13
Connecticut n/a
Delaware 10/21/13-10/26/13
Florida n/a
Georgia 10/12/13-12/18/13
Hawaii n/a
Idaho 8/30/13-7/31/14
Illinois n/a
Indiana n/a
Iowa n/a
Kansas n/a
Kentucky n/a
Louisiana n/a
Maine 9/23/13-11/30/13
Maryland 10/21/13-10/26/13
Massachusetts 9/3/13-11/23/13
Michigan 9/10/13-10/26/13
Minnesota 9/1/13-10/13/13
Mississippi n/a
Missouri n/a
Montana 4/15/13-12/1/13
Nebraska n/a
Nevada 9/15/13-12/31/13
New Hampshire 9/1/13-11/26/13
New Jersey 12/9/13-12/14/13
New Mexico 8/16/13-11/30/13
New York 10/19/13-12/17/13
North Carolina 10/14/13-1/1/14
North Dakota n/a
Ohio n/a
Oklahoma 10/26/13-11/3/13
Oregon 4/1/14-5/31/14
Pennsylvania 11/23-27, other dates/zones avail
Rhode Island by special permit
South Carolina 10/24-11/5 (Coastal), various in mtns/private lands
South Dakota n/a
Tennessee 11/2-26; various dates w/ dogs
Texas n/a
Utah 11/1-20; 7/6-8/11;4/6-5/28
Vermont 9/1/13-11/24/13
Virginia 11/9/13-11/15/13
Washington n/a
West Virginia 9/21/13-12/31/13
Wisconsin 9/4/13-10/8/13
Wyoming n/a

FIREARMS SEASON

State: Season Dates (click dates for more information):
Alabama n/a
Alaska no closed season
Arizona 8/9/13-12/31/13
Arkansas 11/4/13-12/8/13
California 2nd Sat in Oct for 79 days
Colorado dates vary by zone
Connecticut 9/2/13-11/17/13
Delaware 10/21/13-10/26/13
Florida n/a
Georgia 9/26/13-12/14/13
Hawaii n/a
Idaho 8/30/13-7/31/14
Illinois n/a
Indiana n/a
Iowa n/a
Kansas n/a
Kentucky n/a
Louisiana n/a
Maine 9/23/13-11/30/13
Maryland 10/21/13-10/26/13
Massachusetts 9/3/13-11/23/13
Michigan 9/10/13-10/26/13
Minnesota 9/1/13-10/13/13
Mississippi n/a
Missouri n/a
Montana 4/15/13-12/1/13
Nebraska n/a
Nevada 9/15/13-12/31/13
New Hampshire 9/1/13-11/26/13
New Jersey 12/9/13-12/14/13
New Mexico 8/16/13-11/30/13
New York 9/14/13-12/31/13
North Carolina 10/14/13-1/1/14
North Dakota n/a
Ohio n/a
Oklahoma 10/26/13-11/3/13
Oregon 4/1/14-5/31/14
Pennsylvania 11/23-27, other dates/zones avail
Rhode Island by special permit
South Carolina 10/24-11/5 (Coastal), various in mtns/private lands
South Dakota n/a
Tennessee 11/2-26; various dates w/ dogs
Texas n/a
Utah 11/1-20; 7/6-8/11;4/6-5/28
Vermont 9/1/13-11/24/13
Virginia 10/1/13-1/4/14
Washington 8/1/13-11/15/13
West Virginia 9/21/13-12/31/13
Wisconsin 9/4/13-10/8/13
Wyoming 4/15/13-11/15/13

YOUTH SEASON

State: Season Dates (click dates for more information):
Alabama n/a
Alaska no closed season
Arizona 8/9/13-12/31/13
Arkansas 11/2/13-11/3/13
California dates vary by zone
Colorado 9/2/13-11/17/13
Connecticut n/a
Delaware 10/21/13-10/26/13
Florida n/a
Georgia n/a
Hawaii n/a
Idaho 8/30/13-7/31/14
Illinois n/a
Indiana n/a
Iowa n/a
Kansas n/a
Kentucky n/a
Louisiana n/a
Maine n/a
Maryland 10/21/13-10/26/13
Massachusetts 9/3/13-11/23/13
Michigan 9/10/13-10/26/13
Minnesota 9/1/13-10/13/13
Mississippi n/a
Missouri n/a
Montana 4/15/13-12/1/13
Nebraska n/a
Nevada 9/15/13-12/31/13
New Hampshire n/a
New Jersey 12/9/13-12/14/13
New Mexico 8/16/13-11/30/13
New York n/a
North Carolina n/a
North Dakota n/a
Ohio n/a
Oklahoma n/a
Oregon 4/15/14-5/31/14
Pennsylvania 11/23-27, other dates/zones avail
Rhode Island by special permit
South Carolina 10/24-11/5 (Coastal), various in mtns/private lands
South Dakota n/a
Tennessee 11/2/13-11/26/13
Texas n/a
Utah 11/1-20; 7/6-8/11;4/6-5/28
Vermont n/a
Virginia 41545
Washington n/a
West Virginia 9/21/13-12/31/13
Wisconsin 9/4/13-10/8/13
Wyoming n/a

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