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Deer Seasons & Bag Limits

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Antlered Deer: Male or female deer with at least one (1) antler that is a minimum of three (3) inches in length.

Antlerless Deer: Male or female deer with no antlers or with antlers that are less than three (3) inches in length.

* Unit CWD: See Unit CWD.

Season Type

Season Dates

Antlerless Bag Limits

Antlered Bag Limit

Unit L

Unit A

Unit B

Unit C

Unit D

Young Sportsman* (G/M/A) Oct. 26-27 and Jan. 11-12, 2020 3/day 2 2 2 2 2 (one antlered deer per day, not to exceed 2 for the license year)
Archery (A), Private Lands Only/Antlered Only Aug. 23-25 Closed
Archery (A) Sept. 28 – Oct. 25 and Oct. 28 – Nov. 8 3/day 4 4 4 4
Muzzleloader/Archery (M/A) Nov. 9 – Nov. 22 3/day 2 2 1 1
Gun/Muzzleloader/Archery (G/M/A)** Nov. 23 – Jan. 5, 2020 3/day 2 1 1

(Nov. 23 – Dec. 8 only)

1

(Nov. 23 – Nov. 29 only)

Unit L: Private Lands Only

Antlerless Deer Only***

(G/M/A)**

Jan. 6 – Jan. 10, 2020 3/day Closed Closed

2019-20 Statewide Deer Season (Excluding Unit CWD)

Safety

Treestands

The TWRA urges all deer hunters hunting from treestands to use a fall-restraint system. Most deer hunting accidents involve hunters falling from a treestand. Proper use of a fall-restraint system could prevent or lessen the severity of these accidents.