Hunting: General Provisions
What's new in 2013
- Atlatls may be used to hunt turkeys during the fall firearms season. An atlatl is a rod used to launch, through a throwing motion of the arm, a dart 5–8 feet in length.
- The dates to apply for a managed deer hunt have changed.
For your safety, you are urged to wear hunter orange whenever you are hunting.
To comply with regulations, however, you must wear a hunter-orange outer garment and cap when you are:
- Firearms deer hunting
- Hunting small game and furbearers in any area where hunting deer with centerfire firearms is allowed. Hunter orange is not required for small game hunters during the alternative methods portion of the firearms deer season.
- Archery hunting during the youth portions and antlerless portion (in open counties) of the firearms deer season.
Note: Camouflage-orange garments do not meet the hunter-orange requirement. For other hunter-orange regulations, see the Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet listed under Related Information below.
Baiting Not Allowed
Migratory birds, turkey, and deer may not be hunted with the aid of bait. An area is considered baited for 10 days following complete removal of the bait. It is legal, however, to hunt over food plots. For complete baiting rules, see special deer, turkey, and migratory bird hunting regulation booklets listed under Related Information below.