Hunting season setting and rulemaking

Visit the Hunting season setting timeline page for an outline of the steps involved in the current hunting season-setting process.

Pending rulemaking

  • Spring black bear rule making petition

    The purpose of the proposed amendments is to carry forward a long-standing recreational hunting opportunity under a spring bear special permit. This rule making was initiated by a majority affirmative vote to grant one of six rule making petitions brought before the Fish and Wildlife Commission on January 21, 2022.

  • Annual Hunting Season Setting 2022

    The department is considering rule changes for hunting season regulations for the 2022-2023 game seasons.