2012 Archery deer season opens
The 2012 archery deer season starts Saturday, September 15th, and runs through Thursday, November 15th, and then Saturday, November 17th, the start of the gun season, through January 6th, 2013, a Sunday. Archery deer hunters will again be allowed to hunt during the regular nine-day gun deer hunt in November, and new this year, hunters will be able to fill a gun license deer tag with a bow or crossbow during the gun deer seasons. During the gun deer season, bow hunters will be required to follow the same blaze orange clothing regulations as gun hunters. The only interruption of the archery season will be a two-day statewide youth hunt October 6-7th, 2012. There were 255,425 licensed archery hunters in 2011 who harvested a total of 90,200 deer, up from 254,014 archery hunters who harvested 83,8333 deer in 2010.
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