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Highlights of Regulation Changes

2012–2013 Hunting and Trapping

The only change to deer regulations for the 2012–13 seasons is the use of Fish and Wildlife’s new automated method to report your deer harvest, now in effect for ALL seasons.

For the upcoming deer season, successful deer hunters must report their harvest using Fish and Wildlife’s new Automated Harvest Report System which replaces all deer check stations. Under the new system, all hunters must still report their deer but will no longer do so at a check station. Instead, hunters must report their deer via telephone or online. The phone number and website address are printed on all hunting licenses and deer permits.

All Deer Hunters: Before going hunting, use the new Deer Hunting Location Viewer on Fish and Wildlife’s website ( and write down the DMZ, county, township and Deer Management Unit for your hunt location prior to harvesting a deer! Record this information on your license, permit or the Deer Harvest Report Card so it is accessible when you report your harvest. See Deer Hunting Regulations and Deer Harvest Reporting for more Information on the new Automated Harvest Report System.

All farmers who deer hunt must now have a Conservation ID number. A CID is obtained free at license agents or online at A CID is essential to report a deer harvest now that Fish and Wildlife has implemented the Automated Harvest Report System as described above. Farmers who either receive free deer permits or have purchased a hunting license or deer permit already have a CID in our licensing system.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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