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Complete rules and regulations notice
Please see the Hunting Digest for information, and rules and regulations pertaining to deer hunting. For a full list of regulations and legal descriptions see the Wildlife Conservation Order.
Deer Management Units Interactive Map
Deer Management Units are defined geographical areas that break the state up into smaller pieces, allowing us to make strategic management decisions concerning Michigan’s deer herd based on habitat and other considerations, such as land ownership and weather conditions in each area.
Additionally, DMUs serve as boundaries for hunters who take part in various deer hunts throughout the season.
New for 2021: a universal antlerless deer license entitles residents and nonresidents, to take an antlerless deer on public or private land in any deer management unit open to antlerless deer hunting. No application is needed to purchase a universal antlerless deer license. Hunters of any age may purchase universal antlerless deer licenses, including youth hunters licensed under the Mentored Youth Hunting program. See page 47 of the 2021 Hunting Digest for further details.
For more information on antlerless deer hunting in the Upper Peninsula, including quota information, see the 2021 Hunting Digest, pages 60-61.