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Deer Seasons and Limits by Zone

2022 Deer Season Opening Dates

 

2021-22 Deer Zone Map

2022-22 Deer hunting zone map with CWD management zone. Click to open PDF map in new window.
  • Deer Zone 1 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • CWD regulations apply.
  • Deer Zone 2 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • No antler-point restrictions on harvest.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • CWD regulations apply.
    • Due to ongoing research, collared or ear-tagged deer may be present. Research deer are legal for harvest. Tag and check research deer as required and call 1-800-482-9262 within 12 hours of harvest.
  • Deer Zone 3 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Baxter, Boone, Independence, and Marion counties, CWD regulations apply. 
  • Deer Zone 4 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Closed
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-21 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery or modern gun,
    • Three does with archery,
    • One doe with modern gun.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Special modern gun restrictions apply.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Jackson county CWD regulations apply. 
  • Deer Zone 4A Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Three does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 5 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Closed
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-21 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery or modern gun,
    • Three does with archery,
    • One doe with modern gun.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Special modern gun restrictions apply.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 5A Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Three does with archery, 
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 6 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Crawford, Franklin, Independence, Johnson, Madison, Newton, Pope, Searcy, Stone, Van Buren and Washington counties, CWD regulations apply. 
    • Due to ongoing research, collared or ear-tagged deer may be present. Research deer are legal for harvest. Tag and check research deer as required and call 1-800-482-9262 within 12 hours of harvest.
  • Deer Zone 7 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties, CWD regulations apply.
  • Deer Zone 8 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Independence, Jackson, Johnson, Pope and Van Buren counties, CWD regulations apply.
  • Deer Zone 9 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 19 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Four does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Jackson County CWD regulations apply.
  • Deer Zone 10 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 11 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 11-13, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 5 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 5.
    • No antler point restrictions on harvest within the CWD counties. All other counties within this zone legal bucks must be a button buck or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
    • In Logan, Scott, Sebastian and Yell counties, CWD regulations apply.
  • Deer Zone 12 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 19 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five does with archery,
    • Five does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 19.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 13 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 19 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five antlerless with archery,
    • Three antlerless with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 19.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks count as antlerless deer, but must be checked as a button buck.
    • Button bucks do NOT count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 14 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Four does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 12.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 15 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24 and Dec. 18-20, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 12 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Four does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 12.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have at least three points on one side of their rack.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 16 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless-only Modern Gun Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Four does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • No dogs allowed for deer hunting.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have antlers with at least 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 16A Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Four does with archery,
    • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 28.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have antlers with at least 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.
  • Deer Zone 17 Season Details

    2021-22 Deer Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 25, 2021- Feb. 28, 2022
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 16-24, 2021
    Private Land Antlerless Only Modern Gun Deer Hunt: Dec. 29-31, 2021
    Special Youth Modern Gun Hunt: Nov. 6-7, 2021 and Jan. 1-2, 2022
    Modern Gun: Nov. 13-Dec. 25 and Dec. 26-28, 2021

    Zone Bag Limit
    Limit – Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

    • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
    • Five does with archery,
    • Five does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.


    Zone Notes

    • Dogs allowed for deer hunting Nov. 13-Dec. 28.
    • Legal bucks must be button bucks or have antlers with at least 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam.
    • Button bucks DO count toward a hunter's buck limit in this zone.

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