Private Land Deer Seasons by Zone 

 

Deer Zone 1 Deer Zone 2 Deer Zone 3 Deer Zone 1A Deer Zone 6 Deer Zone 6A Deer Zone 4 Deer Zone 4 Deer Zone 5 Deer Zone 5 Deer Zone 7 Deer Zone 8 Deer Zone 8A Deer Zone 17 Deer Zone 5B Deer Zone 5A Deer Zone 9 Deer Zone 17 Deer Zone 10 Deer Zone 11 Deer Zone 13 Deer Zone 14 Deer Zone 16 Deer Zone 16A Deer Zone 15 Deer Zone 12

Results for: Deer Zone 1

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Season:Deer
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Limits:
2015-16 Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 26-Feb. 29
Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25 and Dec. 12-14
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 10-14
Special youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 7-8 and Jan. 2-3
Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6 and Dec. 26-28

Statewide Bag Limit
Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.

Zone Bag Limit
Four deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Four does with archery;
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

 

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Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 1.
  • Bucks must have both antlers shorter than 2 inches (button buck) or have three or more points on one side of his rack to be legally harvested. 
    • Antler-point restrictions do not apply to hunters 15 and younger.
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Season:Deer - Archery
Opens:9/26/2015
Closes:2/29/2016
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks or up to four does may be taken with archery tackle. No dogs.  
 
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  • Bowhunters may harvest deer according to archery limits during open firearms seasons, but must wear hunter orange.  
 
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Season:Deer - Modern Gun
Opens:11/14/2015
Closes:12/6/2015
Limits:
Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined. 
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  • Dogs are allowed Nov. 14-Dec. 6 in Zones 1A, 6, 6A, 8, 8A and 10.
  • No dogs in Zones 1, 2 and 3.
  • Season:Deer - Christmas Holiday Modern Gun
    Opens:12/26/2015
    Closes:12/28/2015
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Season:Deer - Special Youth Modern Gun
    Opens:11/7/2015
    Closes:11/8/2015
    Limits:
    • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
    • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
    • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
    • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
    • No dogs.
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    Exceptions: 

    • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
    • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt. 
    Season:Deer - Special Youth Modern Gun
    Opens:1/2/2016
    Closes:1/3/2016
    Limits:
    • Only youths 6 to 15 years old may harvest deer during the special youth modern gun deer hunt (see exceptions below).
    • Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.
    • Youths may harvest the modern gun limit of bucks and does for the zone they are hunting during the youth hunt. (NOTE: Antler-point restrictions for bucks do not apply to youth hunters any time during this hunt or the rest of deer season.)
    • All deer harvested count toward the youth’s seasonal bag limit.
    • No dogs.
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    Exceptions:

    • Bowhunters may hunt during the youth hunt, but must wear hunter orange;
    • WMAs with permit-based deer hunts are closed to the Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt. 
    Season:Deer - Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Season
    Opens:10/10/2015
    Closes:10/14/2015
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • Hunters using modern guns or muzzleloaders during these days may take only does or button bucks (both antlers shorter than 2 inches).
    • Bowhunters may take bucks or does, but must wear blaze orange.
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    Season:Deer - Muzzleloader
    Opens:10/17/2015
    Closes:10/25/2015
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.
    Season:Deer - Muzzleloader
    Opens:12/12/2015
    Closes:12/14/2015
    Limits:
    Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.
    Zone Limit: Four deer, no more than two legal bucks. No more than two legal bucks and up to two does may be taken during muzzleloader and modern gun seasons combined.
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    • No dogs.