Migratory Bird Season Dates and Regulations

Hunting Seasons and Regulations by Area

Area 1 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex; Oct 1 - Jan 31
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Nov 11-17, Jan 22-31
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Nov 18 - Dec 8, Jan 8-21
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Dec 9 - Jan 7
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Oct 28 - Nov 3

Area 2 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex; Oct 1 - Jan 31
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Oct 21-27, Jan 15-21
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Oct 28 - Dec 5
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Dec 6 - Jan 14
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Oct 14-20

Area 3 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex; Sep 16 - Jan 15
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Oct 14-20, Jan 1-7
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Oct 21 - Nov 26
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Nov 27 - Dec 31
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Sep 23-29

Area 4 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex; Oct 1 - Jan 31
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Nov 11-17, Jan 22-31
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Nov 18 - Dec 8, Jan 8-21
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Dec 9 - Jan 7
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Oct 28 - Nov 3

Area 5 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex (unless a Bucks Only Firearms Season in progress); Oct 16 - Feb 15 | Bucks Only; Oct 1-15
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Nov 11-17 | Bucks Only; Jan 22-31
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Nov 18-19, Nov 24-26 | Bucks Only; Nov 20-23, Nov 27 - Dec 8 | Either Sex; Dec 9-10, Dec 16-17 | Bucks Only; Dec 11-15, Dec 18 - Jan 21
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Oct 28 - Nov 3

Area 6 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Bucks Only; Oct 1-15 | Either Sex; Oct 16 - Feb 15
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Nov 11-17, Jan 22-31
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Nov 18 - Dec 8
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Dec 9 - Jan 21
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Oct 28 - Nov 3

Area 7 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex; Sep 16 - Jan 15
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Oct 14-20, Jan 1-7
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Oct 21 - Nov 26
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Nov 27 - Dec 31
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Sep 23-29

Area 8 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex; Sep 16 - Jan 15
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Oct 14-20, Jan 1-7
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Oct 21 - Nov 26
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Nov 27 - Dec 31
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Sep 23-29

Area 9 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex (unless a Bucks Only Firearms Season in progress); Oct 16 - Feb 15 | Bucks Only; Oct 1 - 15
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Nov 11-17 | Bucks Only; Jan 22-31
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Nov 18-19, Nov 24-26 | Bucks Only; Nov 20-23, Nov 27 - Dec 8
  • Firearms (With or Without Dogs): Either Sex; Dec 9-10, Dec 16-17 | Bucks Only; Dec 11-15, Dec 18 - Jan 21
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Oct 28 - Nov 3

Area 10 Hunting Seasons

  • Archery: Either Sex; Sep 16 - Jan 15
  • Primitive Firearms: Either Sex; Oct 14-20, Jan 1-7
  • Firearms (Still-Hunt Only): Either Sex; Oct 21 - Dec 31
  • Youth & Honorably Discharged Veterans: Either Sex; Sep 23-29

Bag & Possession Limits

  • Daily Bag Limits: One antlered and one antlerless (when legal)
  • Possession Limits: Six per season, not to exceed three antlered OR four antlerless per season. Exceptions are Area 4 with a limit of three per season (not to exceed two antlered or two antlerless deer), and Area 10 with a limit of three per season (not to exceed two antlered or two antlerless deer).

These regulations have been carefully set to maintain healthy wildlife populations and ensure sustainable hunting practices. It is the responsibility of the hunter to familiarize themselves with and adhere to these rules for their respective hunting area.

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