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Deer Season Regulation Sets 6-8

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Color-coded to Regulation Set Reference Chart and Zone Map.

Regulation Set

Regulation Set #6

Regulation Set #7

Regulation Set #8

Zones

5, 17, 19, 25, 42, 48

7, 8, 9*, 10, 11, 12, 15, 41

13*, 14, 36, 49, 50, 51

Info

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sundays. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed.

Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the zones for which the hunter holds a permit. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

* Any antlered deer taken in Zone 9 must have at least three antler points on one side of the rack.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sundays. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed.

Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the An­­tlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the zones for which the hunter holds a permit. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

* Any antlered deer taken in Zone 13 must have at least three antler points on one side of the rack.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sundays. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed.

Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the An­­tlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the zones for which the hunter holds a permit. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

Fall Bow

First deer must be antlerless (not required for youth hunters): Sept. 13–Oct. 3, 2014

Antlered or antlerless: Oct. 4–31, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

First deer must be antlerless (not required for youth hunters): Sept. 13–Oct. 3, 2014

Antlered or antlerless: Oct. 4–31, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

First deer must be antlerless (not required for youth hunters): Sept. 13–Oct. 3, 2014

Antlered or antlerless: Oct. 4–31, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Youth Deer Hunt Days

Sept. 27, 2014—Bow Only

Nov. 22, 2014—Firearm Only

Season bag limit for either youth day is one deer of either sex for any qualified youth hunter only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Sept. 27, 2014—Bow Only

Nov. 22, 2014—Firearm Only

Season bag limit for either youth day is one deer of either sex for any qualified youth hunter only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Sept. 27, 2014—Bow Only

Nov. 22, 2014—Firearm Only

Season bag limit for either youth day is one deer of either sex for any qualified youth hunter only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Permit Bow

Nov. 1–Dec. 24, 26–31, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. (See Note above.)

Nov. 1–Dec. 24, 26–31, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. (See Note above.)

Nov. 1–Dec. 24, 26–31, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. (See Note above.)

Permit
Muzzleloader

Antlered or Antlerless:
Dec. 1, 2, 15, 16, 20–24, 26–31, 2014;
and Jan. 1–31, 2015

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 8–13, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Antlered or Antlerless: Dec. 1, 2, 15, 16, 20–24, 26–31, 2014; and
Jan. 1–Feb. 14, 2015

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 3–5, 8–13, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Antlered or Antlerless: Dec. 1, 2, 15, 16, 20–24, 26–31, 2014; and
Jan. 1–Feb. 14, 2015

Antlerless deer only: Nov. 24–26, 28; and Dec 3–5, 8–13, 2014

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Six-day Firearm

Dec. 8–13, 2014

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Dec. 8–13, 2014

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Dec. 8–13, 2014

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Permit Shotgun Season

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 8–13, 2014

Antlered or Antlerless: Dec. 17–19, 2014;
Jan. 3–31, 2015

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter harvests two antlered deer during the Six-day firearm Season, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 3–5, 8–13, 2014

Antlered or Antlerless: Dec. 17–19, 2014;
and Jan. 3–Feb. 14, 2015

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter harvests two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Antlerless deer only: Nov. 24 – 26, 28; and
Dec. 3–5, 8–13, 2014

Antlered or Antlerless: Dec. 17–19, 2014;
and Jan. 3–Feb. 14, 2015

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter harvests two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Winter Bow

Jan. 1–31, 2015

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Jan. 1–Feb. 21, 2015

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Jan. 1–Feb. 21, 2015

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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