closed season

a period, usually for a specific part of the year, during which angling or hunting for a given species is legally prohibited: closed season on ducks. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
close season or closed season (kləʊs)
1.  the period of the year when it is prohibited to kill certain game or fish
2.  sport the period of the year when there is no domestic competition
closed season or closed season

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Example sentences
If a closed season is successful in building up a stock, additional catching
  capacity will likely be introduced to the fishery.
Hunting with dogs or possession of weapons in certain locations during closed
Officers closely examined the bear and determined it had been illegally killed
  by use of a firearm during closed season.
Trawls cannot be used for any purpose in state waters during closed season.
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