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Also, check out public hunting and wildlife management area maps for additional hunting areas.

Updates for Nonresidents
Hunting Applications

For the Special Nonresident Deer License Application (Severely Disabled), Crossbow for Deer & Turkey Hunting License Application, Motor Vehicle Use Permit for Nonambulatory Persons Application and others, please visit our listing found on our Hunting Licenses & Laws, Special License Applications page.

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Deer Hunting Seasons

Successful Hunters: Report your deer harvest online or by calling 1-800-771-4692

2016-17 Deer Seasons
Regular Gun 1 Dec 3 - 7
Regular Gun 2 Dec 10 - 18
Bow6 Oct 1 - Dec 2
Dec 19 - Jan 10
Early
Muzzleloader2,5
Oct 15 - 23
Muzzleloader Dec 19 - Jan 10
Youth5 Sept 17 - Oct 2
Disabled
Hunter1
Sept 17 - Oct 2
Holiday
Antlerless-Only4
Dec 24 - Jan 2

1 Requires permit to acquire from DNR.
2 Purchase until quota (7,500 is reached)
4 Purchase until nonresident antlerless quota is reached

Deer licenses are on sale from August 15th until the last day of the season.
Shooting hours for all deer seasons are 1/2hr before sunrise to 1/2hr after sunset.

Turkey Hunting Seasons
2016-17 Fall Turkey Seasons
Gun/Bow Oct 10 - Dec 2
Archery Only Oct 1 - Dec 2
Dec 19 - Jan 10
2017 Spring Turkey Seasons
Youth 
(Gun/Bow)
Apr 8 - 16
Season 1 
(Gun/Bow)
Apr 17 - 20
Season 2 
(Gun/Bow)
Apr 21 - 25
Season 3 
(Gun/Bow)
Apr 26 - May 2
Season 4 
(Gun/Bow)
May 3 - 21
Resident Archery Apr 17 - May 21

Successful Hunters:
Report your turkey harvest online or by calling 1-800-771-4692