Due to concerns related to COVID-19, hunters in CWD Management Zone counties are not required to present their deer harvested during the opening weekend, November 14-15, for CWD testing. However, designated CWD sampling stations will be staffed on these two days, and hunters are still encouraged to voluntarily bring their deer for sampling.
Only one antlered deer may be taken during the entire firearms season (all portions combined).
You may take only two antlered deer during the archery and firearms deer hunting seasons combined.
Centerfire pistols, revolvers or rifles using expanding-type bullets such as lead or copper.
Shotgun (including .410) with slugs only.
Air-powered firearms, .40 caliber or larger, charged only from an external high compression power source (external hand pump, air tank, or air compressor).
Muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms, .40 caliber or larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed.
Multiple-barreled muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms and/or muzzleloading or cap-and-ball handguns, including revolvers, .40 caliber or larger, are allowed and may be carried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball rifle.
Longbows, compound bows or recurve bows of any draw weight; hand-held string releasing devices, illuminated sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed.
Self-loading firearms with capacity of more than 11 cartridges in magazine and chamber combined
Ammunition propelling more than one projectile at a single discharge (such as buckshot)
Full hard metal case projectiles
Fully automatic firearms
Any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game
Electronic calls or electronically activated calls
Night vision equipment
Use of bait
Use of dogs
Additional methods may be prohibited by local ordinances
Motor driven conveyances may not be used to take, drive or molest wildlife. Deer may not be hunted from a boat with a motor attached.