Michigan archery deer season opens Thursday

Hunters, get ready to take to the woods. Archery deer season opens Thursday, and is open statewide Oct. 1 through Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 through Jan. 1.

Archery deer hunters in the Lower Peninsula have the option to take antlerless deer with their deer or deer combo license. In the Upper Peninsula, hunters now can take an antlerless deer with either a deer or deer combo license during the archery season, except in deer management units 027, 031, 036, 042, 066, 127 and 131.

Check the 2020 Hunting Digest at Michigan.gov/DNRDigests for deer hunting regulations, including information on the types of deer you can shoot in each season and any antler point restrictions that may be in place. Overall, conditions are looking excellent for the upcoming deer seasons. Check out the DNR’s annual deer hunting preview, which includes regional forecasts.

Learn more about deer management and hunting at Michigan.gov/Deer.