hunting season

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Noun1.hunting season - the season during which it is legal to kill a particular specieshunting season - the season during which it is legal to kill a particular species
season - a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field; "he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company"; "she always looked forward to the avocado season"
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Bands of free trappers resort hither also, to sell the furs they have collected; or to engage their services for the next hunting season.
In the months of June and July, when there is an interval between the hunting seasons, a general rendezvous is held, at some designated place in the mountains, where the affairs of the past year are settled by the resident partners, and the plans for the following year arranged.
They know the routes and resorts of the trappers; where to waylay them on their journeys; where to find them in the hunting seasons, and where to hover about them in winter quarters.
The strongest objection was that which would have formerly been an inducement to her, namely, the frequent meeting with young Jones, whom she had determined to avoid; but as the end of the hunting season now approached, she hoped, by a short absence with her aunt, to reason herself entirely out of her unfortunate passion; and had not any doubt of being able to meet him in the field the subsequent season without the least danger.
Both men were wounded, and he was thrashing them both for having disobeyed his orders and crippled themselves in advance of the hunting season.
The hunting season in the region begins in November and ends in April.
BAHAWALPUR -- Bahawalpur Region would be excluded from hunting season of Partridges starting from November 15.
Summary: Lebanon's official hunting season began earlier this month with a new law in place aimed at regulating the popular activity, but experts say the law is largely unenforced.
I took this picture in January, and I don't recall seeing that many bucks together after the hunting season.
Police announced on Saturday that they had launched a campaign against poaching ahead of the beginning of the hunting season this Sunday.
The federal government says the change is needed to allow adequate time for biologists to properly digest and weigh the mountain of data gathered each year; to provide enough time for states to choose hunting season dates and bag limits from within federal guidelines; and to allow sufficient time for public review of those seasons and bags before opening day.
The proposed tax break - which Creighton calls a Second Amendment tax holiday weekend - would come one week ahead of hunting season and one week before a similar weekend in Louisiana.