Deer Regulations

Valid Permits

  • Nonresident Archer's Hunting
  • Nonresident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting
  • Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting
  • Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting
  • Nonresident Managed Deer Hunt
  • Archer's Hunting
  • Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting
  • Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting
  • Firearms Any-Deer Hunting
  • Resident Landowner Archer's Hunting
  • Resident Landowner Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting
  • Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting
  • Resident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting
  • Managed Deer Hunting

Season & Limits

Deer

Firearms, Antlerless
Area: In open areas
Primary Season: Wed, 11/26/2014 - Sun, 12/07/2014
Harvest Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Archery
Primary Season: Mon, 09/15/2014 - Fri, 11/14/2014
Additional Season: Wed, 11/26/2014 - Thu, 01/15/2015
Harvest Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Firearms (Main Portion)
Primary Season: Sat, 11/15/2014 - Tue, 11/25/2014
Harvest Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half our after sunset

Firearms, Alternative Methods
Primary Season: Sat, 12/20/2014 - Tue, 12/30/2014
Harvest Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Firearms, Urban
Area: In open areas
Primary Season: Fri, 10/10/2014 - Mon, 10/13/2014
Harvest Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Firearms, Youth
Primary Season: Sat, 11/01/2014 - Sun, 11/02/2014
Additional Season: Sat, 01/03/2015 - Sun, 01/04/2015
Harvest Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Additional Information

Season Limit 

  • Each hunter may take only one antlered deer during the firearms deer season. This includes all portions, including the two youth portions.
  • If you want to take additional antlered deer, you must hunt on an archer’s hunting permit during the archery deer season or in a managed hunt where antlered deer can be taken.

Archery Methods 

  • a longbow, compound bow or recurve bow of any draw weight
  • Atlatls, which are defined as a rod or narrow board-like device used to launch, through a throwing motion of the arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet long
  • hand-held string releasing devices
  • illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed. 

Firearm Methods 

Methods allowed during all portions of the firearms deer season, except the alternative methods portion: 

  • Centerfire pistols, revolvers or rifles using expanding-type bullets. Legal ammunition includes lead bullets, copper bullets and bullets made of other material designed to expand.
  • shotgun (including .410) with slugs only
  • Air-powered guns, .40 caliber or larger, charged only from an external high compression power source (external hand pump, air tank, or air compressor)
  • Muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms, .40 caliber or larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed.
  • Multiple-barreled muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms and/or muzzleloading or cap-and-ball handguns, including revolvers, .40 caliber or larger, are allowed and may be carried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball rifle.
  • Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw weight; hand-held string releasing devices, illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed.
  • Crossbows
  • Atlatls, which are defined as a rod or narrow board-like device used to launch, through a throwing motion of the arm, a dart 5 to 8 feet long

Points to remember 

You must have a signed permit in hand when you go afield to hunt. 

Residents do not have to purchase a Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit or Archer's Hunting Permit before purchasing Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. 

Before purchasing antlerless deer hunting permits, nonresidents must first purchase a Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit or a Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit, depending on the type of antlerless permit they want to use.

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