One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
It is unlawful to hunt wildlife, except foxes, crows and coyotes on Sundays.
One antlered deer per license year, and an antlerless deer with each required license or permit
An antlerless deer will remain defined as a deer without antlers, or a deer with antlers, both of which are less than 3 inches in length.
One antlered deer per license year can be taken with a general hunting license.
An unused, antlered deer harvest tag from a general hunting license can be used to take an antlerless deer during the after- Christmas flintlock muzzleloader season.
With the lone exception of the flintlock muzzlelaoder season, each hunter must possess an antlerless deer license, DMAP permit or Disease Management Area permit in order to hunt or harvest antlerless deer. One antlerless deer may be taken with each valid license or permit.
Each hunter is limited to a maximum of three antlerless licenses in total, however, there is no limit on the number of licenses that can be obtained for WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D. For any WMU, sales of antlerless licenses end when the total number of licenses allocated for that WMU is expended.
Legal arms and ammunition for the Extended Antlerless Firearms Season in Special Regulations Areas are:
During the regular and special deer seasons, and any extensions of these seasons, all hunters must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent orange on the head, chest and back combined (example: orange cap and coat/vest visible 360 degrees). Camouflage fluorescent orange may satisfy this regulation if the total orange content is at least 250 square inches.
After harvesting a deer, a hunter must detach the deer harvest tag from his or her license, fill it out using a ballpoint pen and attach it to the ear of the animal. Be sure to use the correct tag and be careful not to attach the actual hunting license. The harvest tags have animal icons on them. There are two holes in the center of the tag that can be punched to insert a string, twist tie or safety pin to attach it to the animal. Big game must be tagged immediately after harvest and before the carcass is moved. The tag must remain attached until the animal is processed for consumption or prepared for mounting. Note that the bar code on the right edge of the tag should be unobstructed so Game Commission personnel can scan it.
Within 10 days of harvest (five days for mentored hunters), successful deer hunters must report harvests to the Game Commission, either by going online, or by using a postage-paid report card supplied in the Hunting & Trapping Digest, or calling toll-free Hunters reporting their harvests over the telephone through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system can call 1-855-PAHUNT1 (1-855-724-8681). Hunters will need to have their license and their copy of the carcass tag attached to the harvested deer available to complete the call.