Deer Season in the Midwest

Posted November 16 2012

 

Deer hunting season in the Midwest is always a popular time of year for hunters who enjoy the thrill of hunting with their friends and family.  Beginning in late September and going typically through December (for muzzleloaders), deer-hunting season in the Midwest is a popular winter sport that many sports enthusiasts wait for all year long.  Whether you hunt as a way to stock up on venison for the winter or simply for the sport of it, deer hunting season in the Midwest is always a fun experience that hunters never forget.

Depending on which state you live in, deer hunting season in the Midwest includes both archery deer hunting and firearm deer hunting, although you must purchase both types of licenses or a combination license before you can hunt.  The rules for each type of deer hunting methods are similar throughout the Midwest.  For example, in Michigan, residents and non-residents can purchase one archery deer-hunting license that entitles the hunter to take on antlered or antlerless deer during the open bow and arrow deer seasons, which run from October 1st- November 14th and December 1st- January 1st.  The firearm deer hunting license is good for one deer with antlers that are three inches or longer during the November 15th-30th, or during muzzle loading season later in the year.  Hunting licenses for antlerless deer are also available via an application submission process and random drawing for tags that allow both residents and non-residents 10 and older to take an antlerless deer from either private-land or approved public locations.

In the Midwest, deer hunting season attracts hunters from all over the US who want to be in one of the most fun areas of the country to hunt deer in.  The deer hunting season isn’t just exciting in the Midwest, it’s always a great opportunity for bonding and enjoying the outdoors with your friends or even your kids.  In some states, kids as young as 10 years old may hunt with an Apprentice Hunting License, as long as they are accompanied by someone who is 21 years old or older.  This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to work together, and also teaches kids how to be smart about handling firearms and hunting in public and private areas.

In order to stay legal when you go hunting, always carry your hunting license and appropriate tags to avoid any problems, and always wear the appropriate gear when outdoors.  Wearing an orange vest is required in areas where firearm hunting is taking place, and is also recommended for archery hunting.  No matter what kind of hunting you take part in this year and what kind of hunting trips you are already planning for next year’s deer hunting season, always practice proper gun safety and teach others the importance of being safe as well.  It’s the best way to ensure that everyone has the most safe and enjoyable outdoor experience possible.