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Hunting Regulations and Hours

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Combined Hunting Regulations

The regulations for small game, deer, migratory birds, bears and elk have all been combined into our Regulations booklet.

*These regulations are updated each June/July.

Additionally, the DNR shared the Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 season dates for hunters who want to plan ahead. Please be aware, however, that a few seasons still need to be approved. These dates will be updated as those approvals happen, so check back periodically for updates.

Additional Resources/Guidance

Below are some helpful guidance documents to supplement the information in the hunting regulations pamphlets.

Shooting Hours

Hunting hours differ depending on the time of year and location (northern or southern half of the state, as well as latitude). Hunters can look up their appropriate hunting hours below:

Hunting Hours Map

Northern Area

Southern Area

Season Dates

Season dates can be found on the Hunting Season Dates webpage. Hunters can also view and print 2023 season dates and application deadlines.