Deer Hunting Zones 

To view deer hunting season dates and bag limits, click the desired zone on the map or select the zone number from the drop-down menu. Zone details will appear below the map.

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

2016-17 Deer Season Dates
Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28
Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23 and Dec. 10-12
Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Special Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Nov. 5-6 and Jan. 7-8
Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 4 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
Five deer, which may include:
  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun;
  • Five antlerless with archery;
  • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.

Special Regulations

  • No dogs allowed for deer hunting in Deer Zone 1.
  • Button bucks count as antlerless deer.
  • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
  • In Madison and Carroll counties, the following CWD regulations apply:
    • Feeding of wildlife prohibited, except:
      • Legal baiting on private land for hunting allowed Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
      • Food plots are allowed year-round.
      • Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock or agricultural operations is allowed.
      • Hand-feeding of wildlife is allowed.
      • Back yard birdfeeders, squirrel feeders and birdbaths are allowed.
      • Bait is allowed for approved AGFC management, research and control of wildlife.
      • Baiting bear on private land 30 days from the beginning of bear season until Sept. 1 is allowed only with the use of dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oil, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped popcorn, fish or fish byproducts.  
    • Deer and elk taken within the CWD management zone may not leave the zone, except:
      • deboned meat
      • antlers
      • cleaned skull plates
      • teeth
      • hides
      • taxidermy products