Local Sports

Deer season coming up this weekend

The deer firearms season is from Nov. 14-29.


The deer firearms license allows a hunter to take only one buck. Hunters can harvest an antlerless deer during the firearms season with a firearm if they possess a deer bundle license, bonus antlerless license, resident youth consolidated hunting and trapping license, or comprehensive lifetime hunting license.


Antlerless deer taken with a firearm during the firearms season would count toward the bonus antlerless quota, unless you are hunting in a deer reduction zone with the appropriate license and count the deer toward the deer reduction zone bag limit.


Remember, signing in to buy hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses looks different now. Access Indiana, an online portal that allows citizens to interact with multiple Indiana state agencies through a single login, launched several months ago.


Find instructions for getting started online. For assistance with a username or password, call Access Indiana customer support at 800-457-8283. The DNR is unable to assist with usernames and passwords. More information about the Access Indiana portal, answers to FAQs, and other helpful information is available online.


You can also find a list of license retailers online thru the DNR.