Deer Hunting Season Schedule for Michigan & Ohio

2021-2022 Michigan Deer Hunting Seasons

Season LocationDates
Early Antlerless Firearm StatewideSept. 18 & 19
Liberty Hunt Statewide Sept. 11 & 12
Independence Hunt Private land statewide Oct. 14 - 17
Archery* StatewideOct. 1 - Nov. 14 Dec. 1 - Jan. 31
Regular Firearm StatewideNov. 15 - 30
Muzzleloading Zone 1 and Zone 2
Zone 3
Dec. 3 - 12
Dec. 3 - 12
Late Antlerless Firearm Statewide Dec. 13 - Jan. 1

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2021 – 2022 Ohio Deer Hunting Seasons

Archery: September 25, 2021 – February 6, 2022

Youth Gun: November 20 – 21, 2021

Deer Gun: November 29 – December 5, 2021  &    December 18 & 19, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader: January 8 – 11, 2022

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.