deer hunting

Remember to Review the Regulations With Deer and Elk Season Approaching
By Matt Schauer

Posted: October 10, 2012

Before you step into the field in search for that monster deer or elk, be sure to check your areas hunting regulations.

The seasons are as follows:

There is no youth antlerless elk hunt this year. Youth hunters must follow the standard regulations for elk in Region One hunting districts.

This is a special youth deer hunt, on Thursday October 18, and Friday October 19. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older who is not hunting.

In this statewide, 2-day hunt, youth hunters with a general deer license (A-tag) or deer B-license may take deer species and sex otherwise available on their license the first day of the general firearm season in the specific hunting district. In Region One, it is either- sex for whitetail and antlered buck-only for mule deer for youth.

A youth hunter is a legally licensed hunter from the age of 12 to 15. Also legally licensed 11-year olds who will reach 12 years old by January 16, 2013.

For all other hunters, the general deer and elk season gets underway on Saturday October 20 and runs through Sunday, November 25. And be sure to check the regulations for the area you plan to hunt in.