Deer Management Comments

Send us your feedback on the Department's regulations under consideration for the 2016-2017 deer season, which include:

Firearms Season Changes

  • Maintain the current timing of the November portion and reduce the length to 9-days
  • Expand the late youth portion to 3-days beginning the first Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Reduce the length of the antlerless portion to 3-days and begin on the first Friday in December
  • Eliminate the urban zones portion

Archery Season Changes

  • Allow crossbows as a legal method during the archery deer and turkey season
  • Reduce the limit of antlered deer during the archery season to 1

Conservation Area Regulations

  • Simplify conservation area regulations by limiting methods and use of firearms and archery antlerless permits
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