Hook & Hunting: Archery Season Begins With New Mandatory Reporting Tool

You’ve waited long enough, and now, archery deer season kicks off on Saturday.

The most significant change that’s happening this year is the deer harvest online tool that now requires hunters to report all successful takes. It is now mandatory.

Last year’s season had seven thousand deer hunters voluntarily report their deer to test the online tool. And as always, safety should always be the number one priority.

“Always something to be aware of, especially bow hunting, because a lot of that is done from a tree,” …said. “Statistically, you’re far more likely to injured climbing into or out of or while you’re up in a tree versus a more stereotypical hunting incident with the weapon you’re using.”

Archery season for deer runs through Nov. 14 and firearm season opens Nov. 15.

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