Department of Natural Resources
This 4-day firearm deer hunt will take place on private lands or public land requiring an access permit, and open to the Independence Hunt by lottery in October of each year. Specific season dates are available on our Hunting seasons for all species page. Veterans with 100-percent disability or rated as individually unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may participate in this hunt. In addition, hunters who possess a permit to hunt from a standing vehicle or to hunt using a laser-sighting devise, and hunters who are legally blind may also participate.
During this hunt, a firearm or combination license may be used for an antlered or antlerless deer. Antler Point Restrictions do not apply. The bag limit for this season is one deer. All hunters participating in this season must wear hunter orange.