Deer zones and permit areas
Mandatory CWD testing
CWD sample submission is mandatory during the first two days of the statewide (A) and late southeast (3B) seasons in select deer permit areas.
Test for CWD yourself
If you hunt in a deer permit area where there is no mandatory CWD testing but still would like to have your deer checked, you can collect a lymph node sample and pay for a private test.
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- Mandatory deer harvest registration - There are three ways to register harvested deer
- Registration stations
- Mandatory CWD testing
- Season information packet
- Lead information for hunters
- Legal big game cartridges
- Sunrise and sunset data
- Tree stand safety
- Venison donation program
09/15/18 - 12/31/18
Deer Hunt - Archery season
10/18/18 - 10/19/18
Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 1st season
10/18/18 - 10/21/18
Deer Hunt - Special Youth Deer season
10/27/18 - 10/28/18
Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 2nd season
11/03/18 - 11/18/18
Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 100A
11/03/18 - 11/11/18
Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 200A and 300A
11/17/18 - 11/25/18
Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 300B
11/24/18 - 12/09/18
Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season
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