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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Deer Seasons, Licenses & Equipment

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Deer Seasons, Licenses,
and Equipment

Bag Limit




Muzzleloading Handgun

Long Gun



* Youth Season – Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 2013

1 antlered deer AND the number of bonus antlerless deer per county quota (see Bonus Anterless Deer)

Resident Youth Hunt/Trap License




Nonresident Youth Deer License (incl. Deer License Bundle)




Urban Deer Zone Season – Sept.15, 2013 to Jan.31, 2014

1 antlered deer (see “earn-a-buck” req. Deer Regulations) AND 3 antlerless deer OR 4 antlerless deer

Urban Deer Zone License







* Archery Season– Oct. 1, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014

2 antlerless deer OR 1 antlered and 1 antlerless deer

Archery License

Crossbow License


Deer License Bundle

Bonus Antlerless Deer License

* Firearms Season– Nov. 16 to Dec. 1, 2013

1 antlered deer

Firearms License (antlered deer only)



Deer License Bundle



Bonus Antlerless License



* Muzzleloader Season – Dec. 7 to Dec. 22, 2013

1 antlered deer OR 1 antlerless deer

Muzzleloader License



Deer License Bundle



Bonus Antlerless License



Special Antlerless Firearms Season – Dec.26, 2013 to Jan.5,2014

the number of bonus antlerless deer per county quota of 4 or more (see page 25)

Deer License Bundle



Bonus Antlerless Deer License



* Statewide Season — Only one antlered deer per hunter may be taken during the special youth, archery, firearms, and muzzleloader seasons combined.
Additional opportunities exist, see below.

• An antlered deer must have at least one antler that is at least 3 inches long.
• A separate deer license is required prior to taking each deer

Additional opportunities: Bonus Antlerless Deer — 1 antlerless deer per license not to exceed the bonus antlerless deer county quota (see page 25)
Military/Refuge Properties (by reserved hunt drawing or invitation only) — 1 deer of either sex per Mil/Ref Deer License
State Park (must be drawn in online reserved hunts at — 3 antlerless deer or 2 antlerless deer and 1 antlered deer

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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