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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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Coming into season now are English carrots and a lot of the Mediterranean vegetables like tomatoes, peas and beans.
The Mediterranean is usually about two months ahead of us when it comes to vegetables and fruit coming into season.
ROXHOLME GIRL, brilliant record-breaking winner of the Totesport Gold Collar at Belle Vue on Thursday, was yesterday reported to be on the verge of coming into season and is likely to have run her last race in 2004.
Mark Keightley, husband of winning trainer Hayley, said: 'Hayley and I were discussing what to do with her next when Jimmy [assistant trainer Wright] informed us that she is showing signs of coming into season this morning.
English strawberries are coming into season and farmers in Herefordshire rely on hundreds of students from Bulgaria and Romania working for six months at a time.
The early lamb is now coming into season - albeit expensive, it's worth every penny