Hook and Hunting: Liberty and Youth Hunt

This weekend kicks off the start of the fall deer hunting season, and marks the Liberty and Youth Hunt.

This weekend is only open to kids sixteen and younger, or those with a qualifying disability.

Next weekend, on private hunting land in the lower peninsula, is early antlerless season.

The main deer hunting season begins Oct. 1, that marks the start of archery season.

“It’s really all about having fun and understanding that you’re being of this really decades long tradition that we have here in Michigan. It’s a really cool season and really cool experience and really ties into a lot of the culture that Michigan has to offer,” said Chad Stewart, a Department of Natural Resources deer specialist.

New this year, the universal antlerless license is good to hunt on any public or private lands during deer season. Some areas of the Upper Peninsula will be requiring an access permit and universal antlerless license to take deer.

Public lands to hunt can be found using the DNR website – Mi-HUNT. For the 2021 Michigan Hunting Digest for changes to the antlerless deer license click here.

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