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Deer Hunting Privileges & Tags

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Resident Hunter Licenses

  1. Small Game/Big Game, Sportsman License or Junior Hunting (age 14–15): You will receive a Regular Season Deer Tag.
  2. Muzzleloading Privilege:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag.
  3. Junior Bowhunting or Bowhunting Privilege:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag.
  4. Conservation Legacy or Super Sportsman License: You will receive:
    • one Regular Season Deer Tag
    • one Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag
    • one Bow/Mz Season Antlerless Tag
  5. Trapper Super Sportsman: You will receive:
    • one Regular Season Deer Tag
    • one Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag

NOTE:  Hunters who purchase a Small Game/Big Game or Sportsman License PLUS BOTH Muzzleloading and Bowhunting privileges receive the same carcass tags as described in (4) above.

* Residents must purchase a big game license to be eligible for Bowhunting and Muzzleloading privileges.

Nonresident Hunters

  1. Nonresident Big Game or Nonresident Junior Hunting: You will receive a Regular Season Deer Tag.
  2. Nonresident Bowhunting or Nonresident Junior Bowhunting:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag
  3. Nonresident Muzzleloading:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag.
  4. Nonresident Super Sportsman: You will receive:
    • one Regular Season Deer Tag
    • one Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag
    • one Bow/Mz Season Antlerless Tag

* Nonresidents can purchase Bowhunting and Muzzleloading licenses without purchasing a regular big game license. If you purchase both Bowhunting and Muzzleloading licenses, you will receive one Bow/Mz Either Sex Deer Tag and one Bow/Mz Antlerless Deer Tag. Both tags may be used in either season.

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