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deer hunters

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for hunter safety. Required if you were born on or after January 1, 1973.
Buy
your hunting license.
Apply
for a permit and check permit status online.
Know
the regulations.
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.

NEW DEER TAG rules immediately in effect:

Effective immediately, requirements of deer tag use have changed. These include:

  • Deer hunters are no longer required to validate deer tags.
  • Deer hunters no longer required to attach the tag to a deer.
  • There is no longer a requirement to keep the deer tag with the meat.

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

Webpages are in the process of being updated to reflect these changes.

Follow the Harvest

Track the harvest throughout the fall. Check back here for the first bow harvest post of the season on September 25th.

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

2016 deer season summary

View 2016 harvest numbers by season, zone and county.


Deer hunting resources




Additional resources

Last revised: Friday September 22 2017