Deer


RESTRICTIONS BY ZONE:
Zone 1
  • A hunter may take an unlimited number of antlerless deer. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and an unlimited number of antlerless deer may be taken using Additional Deer Permits.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.

Zone 2
  • A hunter may take no more than four (4) deer total and combined in Zones 2, 3 and 4. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and two (2) deer may be taken using one Additional Deer Permit.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.

Zone 3
  • A hunter may take no more than two (2) deer with a firearm, and no more than four (4) deer total and combined in Zones 2, 3, and 4. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and two (2) deer may be taken using one Additional Deer Permit.
  • All four (4) deer may be taken with archery or crossbow equipment.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.

Zone 4
  • A hunter may take no more than two (2) deer with a firearm (one with a modern firearm and one with a muzzleloader, or both with a muzzleloader).
  • Antlerless deer can only be taken with a firearm during the last three days of the December segment of the muzzleloader season.
  • A hunter may take no more than four (4) deer total and combined in Zones 2, 3 and 4. Two (2) deer may be taken using the statewide deer permit and two (2) deer may be taken using one Additional Deer Permit.
  • All four (4) deer may be taken with archery or crossbow equipment.
  • A hunter is limited to one (1) deer with visible antlers (excluding button bucks) per license year statewide.
  • Hunters shall abide by the equipment restrictions in place for each season.


Archery

Location: Zone 1, 2 and 3
Season Dates: Sep 2 2017 - Jan 15 2018
either sex

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: Sep 2 2017 - Jan 15 2018
either sex
Exceptions: Either sex may be taken, except Oct. 21-22, Nov. 11-20 and Dec. 9-14, when hunters may take antlered deer only.


Crossbow

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3
Season Dates: Oct 1 2017 - Oct 22 2017
either sex

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: Oct 1 2017 - Oct 22 2017
either sex
Exceptions: Either sex may be taken except Oct. 21-22, when hunters may take antlered deer only

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: Nov 11 2017 - Dec 31 2017
either sex
Exceptions: Either sex may be taken except Nov. 11-20 and Dec. 9-14, when hunters may take antlered deer only

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3
Season Dates: Nov 11 2017 - Dec 31 2017
either sex


Modern Gun

Location: Zone 3
Season Dates: Nov 11 2017 - Nov 20 2017
either sex

Location: Zones 1 and 2
Season Dates: Nov 11 2017 - Nov 26 2017
either sex

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: Nov 11 2017 - Nov 20 2017
antlered


Muzzle-loader

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3
Season Dates: Oct 21 2017 - Oct 22 2017
either sex

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: Oct 21 2017 - Oct 22 2017
antlered

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: Dec 9 2017 - Dec 14 2017
antlered

Location: Zones 1, 2 and 3
Season Dates: Dec 9 2017 - Dec 17 2017
either sex

Location: Zone 4
Season Dates: Dec 15 2017 - Dec 17 2017
either sex


Youth-Free

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
either sex


Youth-Only

Location: Statewide
Season Dates: Oct 14 2017 - Oct 15 2017
either sex