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closed season

noun
1.
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.
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Examples from the web for closed season
  • 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 season.
  • 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.
  • One canvasback per day has been added back to the bag limit after a closed season last year.
British Dictionary definitions for closed season

close season

/kləʊs/
noun
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
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