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Contact information
For more information about deer hunting, licenses and tags, call: 888-936-7463
For questions specific to deer management, contact:
Eric Canania
Assistant Deer Ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
Maggie Stewart
Assistant Deer Ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management

Deer hunting

Information on current and upcoming deer seasons, tools for your hunt and deer herd monitoring.


Requirements of deer tag use have recently changed. These include:

  • No longer required to validate.
  • No longer required to attach the tag.
  • No longer required to keep the tag with the meat.

Find additional details on these new rules on the Deer Tags 2017 FAQ [PDF] and the hunting regulations page.

Registration of Harvest Required

All requirements to register deer using GameReg by 5 p.m. the day after recovery remain in effect, and hunters will continue to provide the tag number when registering.

Follow the Harvest

Track the harvest throughout the fall. Check here for the first bow harvest post of the season.

Get to know the deer herd in your area: explore the new deer metrics database.

Deer hunting resources

Additional resources

Last revised: Monday October 16 2017