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Michigan

Hunting

Deer Hunting Seasons

Antlerless deer hunting access permit application period (mid-UP DMUs only) : Jul. 15 - Aug. 15
Reserved deer hunt permit application period: Jul. 15 - Aug. 15
Drawing Results Available Online: August 30

DEER HUNTING SEASON DATES

  • Liberty Hunt: September 11-12, 2021
    • Youth and Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Early Antlerless Firearm: Sept. 18-19, 2021
  • Independence Hunt: Oct. 14-17, 2021
    • Hunters With Disabilities Hunt
  • Archery: Oct. 1 - Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 1
    • Extended Archery - Urban Deer Management Zone of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties: Open through January 31.
  • Regular Firearm: Nov. 15-30
  • Muzzleloading:
    • Zone 1: Dec. 3-12, 2021
    • Zone 2: Dec. 3-12, 2021
    • Zone 3: Dec. 3-12, 2021
  • Late Antlerless Firearm:
    • Dec. 13, 2021 - Jan.1, 2022
  • Late January Antlerless Hunt (Private land in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle Counties only):
    • January 7-10, 2021
    • January 14-17, 2021