Deer firearms season opens Nov. 13

Deer firearms season opens Nov. 13


It’s what you’ve been waiting for – deer firearms season opens Nov. 13 and runs through Nov. 28.

Remember, the deer firearms license allows a hunter to take one buck.

Hunters can harvest an antlerless deer with a firearm during this season if they possess a deer bundle license, bonus antlerless license, deer reduction zone license (in a deer reduction zone), resident youth consolidated hunting and trapping license, or comprehensive lifetime hunting license.

Antlerless deer taken with a firearm during 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. Bonus antlerless deer cannot be taken on all DNR properties; find information about restrictions.

Bonus antlerless deer cannot be taken in Benton or Tipton counties until Nov. 25.

Firearms regulations differ from public land to private land – be sure to read through these before venturing out. 

Questions about Indiana’s deer seasons and regulations can be directed to the Indiana Deer Hotline at or 812-334-3795, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.