Bare antlers visible above natural hairline – Statewide – one a day.
White-Tailed Buck Limit – three during all combined seasons. One of the three must have at least 4 antler points 1” or longer on one antler (except for Barbour County). A point is an antler projection of at least one inch in length from base to tip. Main beam tip shall be counted as a point regardless of length.
Barbour County Antler Restriction –white-tailed deer bucks must have a minimum of three points on one side, (except on the statewide special youth deer hunting date).
UNANTLERED DEER (except spotted fawns)
During the Unantlered Deer Gun, Special Muzzleloader, Bow and Arrow, Spear, and Special Youth (under 16) Seasons, one unantlered deer may be taken per day in addition to one antlered buck per day. See Special Exception #3 for selected areas with one deer per day limit on National Forest Service Lands.
SPECIAL YOUTH (under 16) DEER HUNTING
Statewide, (includes all Privately Owned and Leased Lands and Open Permit – Public Lands (except Wildlife Management Areas) on November 13–16. Dog hunting in those counties or parts of counties where and how it is allowed during the regular dog deer hunting season. Same legal arms and ammunition apply as in Unantlered Deer season, in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119. See the 2015–16 Wildlife Management Area Schedule for youth deer hunting dates and other information.
If notes 1, 2, or 3 appear by the county listed, see the special exceptions on Deer Season Zone Map. Note (1) relates to dog deer hunting. Note (2) relates to U.S. Corp of Engineers Lands. Note (3) relates to National Forest Service Lands.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.