close season


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

close season

, closed season
the period of the year when it is prohibited to kill certain game or fish
References in periodicals archive ?
We are considering possible options for future close season arrangements in more detail and will be gauging which of these will be supported by anglers and fishery managers.
The 54-year-old was fined PS1,293 at Stockport Magistrates' Court after he was found guilty of killing the deer in the close season.
Pedro obviously came in during the close season and was able to assess and look at different methods that Rangers can try to work and play.
The operation ran from March to June during the close season for fishing for freshwater fish on the River Tees, with the season being regulated and enforced by Environment Agency byelaws.
While Benitez would want new players, he will also be open-minded about returning loan players Adam Armstrong and Sammy Ameobi, who will be assessed in the close season to see whether they can make an impact as part of a second-tier squad.
There are whispers that the owner's favourite player Hatem Ben Arfa, in the starting line-up at Southampton yesterday for the first time in seven weeks, will be off in the close season.
For some, though, the close season did not go quite as planned, including Henly-in-Arden's Jackson, who only completed the deal to drive for the Airwaves Racing Team on the morning of the March 18 media day.
Summary: Barcelona: Having absorbed the body blow of losing striker Radamel Falcao in the close season, .
Several players have been linked with close season switches to English and Scottish clubs, with a large number of them available on free trans' s.
Today is the first day of the coarse fishing close season on rivers and all flowing waters and these are now closed to fishing until the new season opens on June 16.
Summary: Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero has suggested he would welcome a move to Chelsea in the close season.
The American, who has a year to go on his current deal, was expected to move on in the close season but now wants to stay.