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Deer Management Units

The information displayed is meant to be a quick, interpretive list of the common questions hunters have about the deer season in each DMU. In addition please note that there are carcass movement restrictions in place for CWD-affected counties. The movement of deer carcasses could be a key pathway in the spread of CWD if the CWD positive carcasses are not disposed of properly. View the carcass movement recommendations for more information.

Deer Season Structure Map

 

2020-2021 Deer Season Dates
Season Dates
Archery & Crossbow September 12 – January 3, 2021 or January 31, 2021 (extended archery/crossbow DMUs only) with only antlerless harvest allowed during the statewide antlerless-only hunt from December 10-13 and in counties participating in the antlerless-only Holiday Hunt from December 24-January 1, 2021.
Archery & Crossbow *Metro Sub-units only* September 12 – January 31, 2021 with only antlerless harvest allowed during the statewide antlerless-only hunt from December 10-13 and in counties participating in the antlerless-only Holiday Hunt from December 24-January 1, 2021.
Gun Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities *Only on sponsored properties, not a statewide season* Oct. 3 - 11
Youth Deer Hunt Oct. 10 - 11
Traditional 9-day Gun Deer Season Nov. 21 - 29
Gun Deer Season *Metro Sub-units only* Nov. 21 - Dec. 9
Muzzleloader Season Nov. 30 - Dec. 9
4-day Antlerless-only Hunt *Statewide* Dec. 10 - 13
Antlerless-only "Holiday Hunt" *Select Farmland (Zone 2) DMUs only* Dec. 24 - Jan. 1, 2021

Additional season information