Gray squirrel

An Arizona gray squirrel is shown.

PHOENIX — This is the time of year that Arizona’s small game and waterfowl hunters have been waiting for.

In addition to the start of tree squirrel and band-tailed pigeon seasons Friday, Sept. 30, hunters can pursue dusky grouse through Nov. 6 and chukar until Feb. 12, 2023. The season for cottontail rabbit runs through June 30, 2023, and the start of the season for Gambel’s and scaled quail is just around the corner (Oct. 14).

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