Liberty Hunt (Youth Hunt and Hunters With Disabilities)

This firearm deer hunt will take place on private or public lands in Michigan open to firearm deer hunting, for two days, in the month of September. Visit our Hunting Season Calendar page for specific season dates. Veterans with disabilities and individuals with disabilities who qualify as stated below, along with youth ages 16 and younger may participate in this hunt. For qualified persons with disabilities, valid licenses include a deer or deer combo license.

During this two-day hunt, a deer or deer combo license may be used for an antlered or antlerless deer. Antler Point Restrictions do not apply. A Deer Management Assistance (DMA) permit may also be used to take one antlerless deer only, if issued for the area/land upon which hunting. The bag limit for this season is one deer. All hunters participating in this season must wear hunter orange.

To qualify an individual must fit one of the following criteria:

  • be a veteran who has been determined to have 100-percent disability, or is rated as individually unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • have been issued a permit, by the DNR, to hunt from a standing vehicle.
  • have been issued a permit by the DNR to hunt using a laser-sighting device.
  • be blind as defined by MCL 393.351.