Archery Deer Season Opens In Michigan
Monday Oct 01, 2018 3:00am
The archery deer season opens today around Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like to offer a few reminders to those heading into the field for the 2018 season.
Archery hunters in the Lower Peninsula can use a deer combo, deer or antlerless license during this season. You can look at the hunting digest for more information. Also, there are no safety zones when using archery equipment and crossbows are legal to use in the entire state from October 1 to November 14, and additionally in the Lower Peninsula from December 1 to January 1, 2019.
There is no longer mandatory checks anywhere in the State unless you should move your deer out of chronic wasting disease or CWD areas. If you are in the Core CWD Area or the CWD Management Zone, there are carcass transportation restrictions in place.
If you hunt from a tree stand, always use a fall arrest system full body harness. Use a haul line to lift your bow, crossbow or other equipment in and out of the tree stand. Also, always let someone know where you will be hunting and the times you will be gone. Make sure you have a communication device and that it receives a signal in the area you will be hunting.