Male deer with bare antlers visible above natural hairline – Statewide – one a day; three per hunter during all combined seasons. One of the three must have at least 4 antler points 1 inch or longer on one antler (except for Barbour County). A point is defined as an antler projection of at least 1 inch in length from base to tip. Main beam tip shall be counted as a point regardless of length.
1. Barbour County Antler Restriction – white-tailed deer bucks must have a minimum of 3 points on one side (except on the statewide special youth deer hunting dates during which any antlered buck may be taken).
2. Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Bonus Buck – One per hunter during all combined seasons will be allowed to be harvested from a select collection of WMAs on specific hunt dates depicted on the WMA map permits that will not count towards the hunter's state 3-buck limit. Must be validated at the WMA check station by WFF personnel.
WHITE-TAILED UNANTLERED DEER LIMIT - During the Unantlered Deer Gun, Special Muzzleloader, Bow and Arrow, and Special Youth (under 16) Seasons, one unantlered deer may be taken each day in addition to one antlered buck each day. See Special Exception #3 for selected areas with one deer each day limit on U.S. Forest Service Lands.
SPECIAL YOUTH (under 16) DEER HUNTING Statewide, (includes all Privately Owned, Leased Lands and Open Permit – Public Lands (except Wildlife Management Areas). The same legal arms and ammunition apply as in Deer season, in accordance with Rule 220-2-.119.
Zones A, B & C — November 13-16
Zones D & E — October 30 – November 2
Dog hunting in those counties or parts of counties where and how it is allowed during the regular dog deer hunting season.
See the 2020-2021 Wildlife Management Area Map Permits for youth deer hunting dates and other information.