Deer Hunting Season Schedule for Michigan & Ohio

2020-2021 Michigan Deer Hunting Seasons

Season LocationDates
Early Antlerless Firearm StatewideSept. 19 & 20
Liberty Hunt Statewide Sept. 12 & 13
Independence Hunt Private land statewide Oct. 15 - 18
Archery* StatewideOct. 1 - Nov. 14 Dec. 1 - Jan. 1
Regular Firearm StatewideNov. 15 - 30
Muzzleloading Zone 1 and Zone 2
Zone 3
Dec. 4 - 13
Dec. 4 - 13
Late Antlerless Firearm Statewide Dec. 14 - Jan. 1

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2020 – 2021 Ohio Deer Hunting Seasons

Archery: September 26, 2020 – February 7, 2021

Youth Gun: November 21 – 22, 2020

Deer Gun: November 30 – December 6, 2020  &                  December 19 & 20, 2020

Deer Muzzleloader: January 2 – 5, 2021

Hunting out of Michigan?

Know before you go! – New Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Regulations 

If you harvest a deer, elk, moose, or other cervid in any other state, you can only bring back the following cervid parts into Michigan: hides, deboned meat, quarters or other parts of the cervid that do not have any part of the spinal column or head attached, finished taxidermy products, cleaned teeth, antlers, or antlers attached to a skullcap cleaned of brain and muscle tissue.