Deer Hunting Season Schedule for Michigan & Ohio

2018-2019 Michigan Deer Hunting Seasons

Season LocationDates
Early Antlerless Firearm Private land in select DMU's Sept. 22 & 23
Liberty Hunt Statewide Sept. 22 & 23
Independence Hunt Private land statewide Oct. 18 - 21
Archery* StatewideOct. 1 - Nov. 14 Dec. 1 - Jan. 1
Regular Firearm StatewideNov. 15 - 30
Muzzleloading Zone 1 and Zone 2
Zone 3
Dec. 7 - 16
Dec, 7 - 23
Late Antlerless Firearm Private land in select DMU's Dec. 17 - Jan. 1

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2018 – 2019 Ohio Deer Hunting Seasons

Archery: September 29, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Youth Gun: November 17 & 18, 2018

Deer Gun: November 26 – December 2, 2018 & December 16 & 17, 2017

Deer Muzzleloader: January 5 – 8, 2019

Hunting out of Michigan?

Know before you go! – New Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Regulations for 2018 – 2019

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.