Landowner deer licenses

These free licenses allow the taking of one additional antlerless deer in hunters choice, managed, intensive and unlimited antlerless deer areas. Landowner licenses are valid during any open season; however, the landowner must use the appropriate weapon for that season and adhere to blaze orange/pink restrictions.

Landowners who obtain this license must own at least 80 acres of agricultural or grazing land and allow public deer hunting on that land during the deer hunting season, except for the first Saturday and Sunday of the season.

People who wish to hunt on these lands must obtain permission from the landowner, and it is up to the landowner to determine how much public hunting is appropriate.

Obtaining a license
Licenses must be purchased in-person from any DNR license agent. The landowner must provide the deer permit area, phone number, county, township number, range number, section number and number of acres.
2019 licenses by Deer Permit Area

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Additional license details

The license allows the taking of one additional antlerless deer per farm. A resident owner or tenant or a nonresident owner who is actively farming at least 80 acres of agricultural or grazing land in deer areas: 101, 105, 110, 114, 117, 133, 155, 156, 157, 159, 171, 172, 177, 179, 182, 183, 184, 201, 208, 209, 210, 213, 214, 215, 218, 219, 221, 222, 223, 225, 227, 229, 230, 232, 233, 236, 239, 240, 241, 246, 248, 249, 254, 255, 256, 257 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 273, 276, 277, 281, 285, 290, 292, 293, 297, 298, 338, 339, 341 342, 343, 344 604, 643, 645, 646, 647, 648, 649, 655 and 701.

A person may receive only one landowner deer license per year. For land with co-owners or co-tenants, only one co-owner or co-tenant may receive a landowner deer license per year.

The license is valid only on the land owned or leased for agricultural purposes by the license holder within the deer area where the qualifying land is located. The license holder may give the license to a spouse or dependent.

A license issued under this provision does not affect the license-holder's eligibility to purchase additional deer licenses or permits.

A landowner deer license can be used to purchase bonus permits in managed or intensive deer areas.