Don’t forget to apply for antlerless deer licenses through Aug. 15

LANSING— The antlerless deer license application period runs through Aug. 15.
    Some areas of the state have a limited number of antlerless deer license applications available, making applying for that deer management unit important for some. Private-land applications do require a landowner phone number, so have it ready.
    Private-land applications are not needed for chronic wasting disease (CWD) areas, such as DMU 033, 041 and 062.
    These licenses will be available without application beginning Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. See antlerless deer license quotas for the complete list of CWD areas.
    Young hunters, 16 and under, can buy antlerless deer licenses over the counter through Aug. 15.
    Any leftover licenses that remain will go on sale Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.
    For more details about antlerless deer hunting and to buy an application online, visit
    Please note: To allow more time for public comment on CWD before regulations are finalized, the Natural Resources Commission is scheduled to finalize regulations in August.
    Updated early/late season antlerless maps will be posted after Aug. 9.