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Deer Seasons

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Season

Season Dates

Deer Bowhunting

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Private Land (zones 11–12)

Jan. 1 – Jan. 31

Private Land (All zones)

Sep. 15 – Dec. 31

State Land Bowhunting Only Areas

Sep. 15 – Dec. 31

State Land

Sep. 15 – Nov. 13
Dec. 19 – Dec. 31

Deer Shotgun –
State Controlled Areas

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No Lottery “A” Season

Nov. 14 – Nov. 23

No Lottery “B” Season

Nov. 24 – Dec. 4

Deer Lottery

See Deer Lottery for lottery application and bag limit information

Archery-Only Controlled Hunt Lottery

Sep. 15 – Dec. 15

State Land and Controlled Hunt
Lottery “A” Season

Nov. 14 – Nov. 23

State Land and Controlled Hunt
Lottery “B” Season

Nov. 24 – Dec. 4

Deer Shotgun/Rifle – Private Lands

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Shotgun/Rifle

Nov. 14 – Dec. 4

Landowner

Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

Deer Muzzleloader

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Private Land

Dec. 5 – Dec. 31

State Land

Dec. 5 – Dec. 18