come into season

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come into season

1. To be able to be hunted legally, as of a wild animal. We're going hunting this weekend, now that deer have come into season.
2. To be in a state of sexual excitement and able to breed, as of a female animal. Do you hear the stray cat howling and screeching at night? She must have come into season.
See also: come, season

come into season

 
1. [for a game animal] to be subject to legal hunting. When do ducks come into season around here? Deer came into season just yesterday.
2. Go to come in(to) heat.
See also: come, season
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Thirdly, oestrogen-induced anaemia can occur when a jill comes into season. Owners often ask vets to give a hormone jab to take the ferret out of season.
QI'VE rescued a young cat and have booked her in to be neutered, but what if she comes into season? Will this stop her being neutered?
As a result the body has sent a letter to stores advising them how to avoid such occurrences this spring as the flower comes into season.
By getting a taste of the harvest each week throughout the season, they also get to know the variety of produce available in this area and when each comes into season. Farmers and consumers together build trusting relationships through the direct connection of a CSA.
"We've got a lovely litter of pups by Top Honcho from her that are 11 months old and the chances are that we will breed from her again when she next comes into season."
And spaying before a cat comes into season does not alter its character.
It's going to take some three to four months, and if she comes into season it is possible we might breed from her - and aim to get some of the money back!
TRY AGAIN ALICE will be retired when she next comes into season, writes Richard Birch.