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Deer

Season information

July 15 – Aug. 15: Antlerless deer hunting access permit application period (mid-U.P. DMUs only)
July 15 – Aug. 15: Reserved deer hunt permit application period

  • Liberty hunt: Sept. 14 – 15, 2024
  • Early antlerless firearm: Sept. 21 – 22, 2024
  • Independence hunt: Oct. 17 – 20, 2024   
  • Archery: Oct. 1 – Nov. 14 and Dec. 1, 2024 – Jan. 1, 2025 
  • Regular firearm: Nov. 15 – 30, 2024
  • Muzzleloading (Zones 1, 2 and 3): Dec. 6 – 15, 2024 
  • Late antlerless firearm: Dec. 16, 2024 – Jan. 1, 2025
  • Extended urban archery: Jan. 2 – 31, 2024 
    • This extended archery season occurs through Jan. 31 for Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne
      counties to manage ongoing human-deer conflicts. A deer license, deer combo
      license or antlerless deer license are valid during this extended season. All rules
      and regulations for the archery season apply.
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Hunting regulations

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Wildlife conservation order

The general hunting regulations are a condensed summary of the full regulations and legal descriptions found in this wildlife conservation order, issued by the Natural Resources Commission.

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Hunt fish app

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Hunting and Trapping Digest

General hunting regulations

This brochure is not a legal notice or a complete collection of hunting regulations and laws. It is a condensed summary of the wildlife conservation order issued for hunters’ convenience.