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Hunting - Other Species

The hunting seasons for the following species are open statewide year-round: ground squirrel, prairie dog, porcupine, rabbit, skunk. There are no daily bag limits on these species.

Species include: Prairie Dog, Skunk, Porcupine, Rabbits, Ground Squirrels.


  • Residents do not need a license.

Nonresidents must possess the following licenses:

  • Nonresident Fishing, Hunting, and Furbearer Certificate
  • Nonresident nongame license or
  • Nonresident furbearer and nongame license