Deer Hunting Season Schedule for Michigan & Ohio

2019-2020 Michigan Deer Hunting Seasons

Season LocationDates
Early Antlerless Firearm Private land in select DMU's Sept. 21 & 22
Liberty Hunt Statewide Sept. 14 & 15
Independence Hunt Private land statewide Oct. 17 - 20
Archery* StatewideOct. 1 - Nov. 14 Dec. 1 - Jan. 1
Regular Firearm StatewideNov. 15 - 30
Muzzleloading Zone 1 and Zone 2
Zone 3
Dec. 6 - 15
Dec. 6 - 22
Late Antlerless Firearm Private land in select DMU's Dec. 23 - Jan. 1

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2019 – 2020 Ohio Deer Hunting Seasons

Archery: September 28, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Youth Gun: November 23 & 24, 2019

Deer Gun: December 2 – 8, 2019 & December 21 & 22, 2019

Deer Muzzleloader: January 4 – 7, 2020

Hunting out of Michigan?

Know before you go! РNew 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.