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Deer Seasons, Licenses, & Equipment

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A separate deer license is required prior to taking each deer (exceptions: deer license bundle, youth hunt/trap, lifetime license, landowner exemption)

Bag Limit

Archery

Crossbow

Handgun

Muzzleloading Handgun

Muzzleloading
Long Gun

Shotgun

Rifle

* Youth Season – Sept. 29 and 30, 2018 1 antlered deer AND the number of bonus antlerless deer per county quota (see Bonus Antlerless Deer)
Resident Youth Hunt/Trap License
Nonresident Youth Deer License (incl. Deer License Bundle)
Reduction Zone Season – Sept 15, 2018- Jan. 31, 2019 1 antlered deer (see “earn-a-buck” req. Deer Regulations) AND 9 antlerless deer OR 10 antlerless deer
Reduction Deer Zone License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting/Fishing License
Youth License
* Archery Season – Oct. 1, 2018- Jan. 6, 2019 2 antlerless deer OR 1 antlered and 1 antlerless deer (AND bonus antlerless county quota)
Archery License
Crossbow License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting/Fishing License
Deer License Bundle
Bonus Antlerless License
Youth License
* Firearms Season – Nov. 17, 2018 – Dec. 2, 2018 1 antlered deer (AND bonus antlerless county quota)
Firearms License (antlered deer only)
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting/Fishing License
Deer License Bundle
Bonus Antlerless License
Youth License
* Muzzleloader Season – Dec. 8 – 23, 2018 1 antlered deer OR 1 antlerless deer (AND bonus antlerless county quota)
Muzzleloader License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting/Fishing License
Deer License Bundle
Bonus Antlerless License
Youth License
Special Antlerless Firearms Season – Dec 26, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019 the number of bonus antlerless deer per county with a quota of 4 or more (see Bonus Antlerless Deer)
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting License
Lifetime Comprehensive Hunting/Fishing License
Deer License Bundle
Bonus Antlerless Deer License
Youth License