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Larry D Closson State Habitat Area

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Site Characteristics

Site Specific Regulations

Deer

  • Archery
    • Archery hunting is allowed Oct 1 – Oct 31. Only antlered deer may be harvested October 1-15. Antlerless deer may be harvested beginning October 16.
    • Tree stands and ground blinds may be left unattended from September 15-January 31. Any tree stand or ground blind left unattended must be legibly marked with the owner’s name, address, and telephone number, or site assigned identification number.
  • No firearm, muzzleloader or youth firearm deer hunting permitted.

Turkey

  • Turkey hunting is not permitted.

Waterfowl

  • Requires a site-specific waterfowl hunting permit obtained through the public waterfowl permit lottery.
  • Hunting will be limited to 1 party, 1 day per week during the regular 60 day duck hunting season. One hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.
  • Hunting ends at 1:00 pm.
  • No early goose or teal hunting allowed.
  • Hunters may construct temporary blinds but must remove them at the end of the day.

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations, except season is August 1-September 30.
  • Rabbits
    • Requires a site-specific permit obtained through upland game permit lottery.
    • Hunting will be permitted on the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24.
    • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Upland Birds

  • Requires a site-specific permit obtained through upland game permit lottery.
  • Hunting will be permitted on the first and second day of the statewide upland game season and on each subsequent Wednesday and Saturday in November and on each Thursday and Sunday in December, through December 24.
  • Only 1 hunting party, consisting of the permit holder and no more than 3 companions, will be allowed each day.

Furbearers

  • Furbearer hunting is not permitted.
  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations, except traps must be only Egg traps, D-P (Dog-proof) traps, box traps, cage traps, and traps of similar design for land sets. 

Amenities

  • None