Deer Hunting Season Schedule for Michigan & Ohio

2017-2018 Michigan Deer Hunting Seasons

Season LocationDates
Early Antlerless Firearm Private land in select DMU's Sept. 16 & 17
Liberty Hunt Statewide Sept. 16 & 17
Independence Hunt Private land statewide Oct. 19 - 22
Archery* StatewideOct. 1 - Nov. 14 Dec. 1 - Jan. 1
Regular Firearm StatewideNov. 15 - 30
Muzzleloading Zone 1 and Zone 2
Zone 3
Dec. 1 - 10
Dec, 1 - 17
Late Antlerless Firearm Private land in select DMU's Dec. 18 - Jan. 1

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2017 – 2018 Ohio Deer Hunting Seasons

Archery: September 30, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Youth Gun: November 18 & 19, 2017

Deer Gun: November 27 – December 3, 2017 & December 16 & 17, 2017

Deer Muzzleloader: January 6 – 9, 2018

Hunting out of Michigan?

Know before you go! – New Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Regulations for 2017 – 2018

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.