Buying, selling, and bartering deer: For more information on buying, selling, or bartering animals, see Prohibiting the sale of wildlife. It is prohibited to bait deer by placing salt, grain, fruit, nuts or other foods or baits known to be attractive to deer, or by hunting from an observation post or blind above these baits, from June 1 to December 15. This does not apply to hunting from an observation post or blind surveillance: timber restrictions apply in some countries. In these counties, the pocket limit is two legal dollars, but only one can have an inside spread of 13 inches or more. In these counties, a legal deer is defined as a deer with: Maine has a deer hunting club called “The Biggest Bucks in Maine Club” sponsored by: The Maine Sportsman 183 State Street, Suite 101 Augusta, ME 04330 Only 1 deer with antlers can be caught annually. Exception: Hunters fishing for mule deer, white-tailed deer, moose or other exotic CWD-susceptible species in CWD areas must bring their animals to a TPWD checkpoint within 48 hours of harvest. Hunters must inspect each harvested animal and obtain a CWD receipt before removing any part of that animal from the CWD area, including meat or quartered pieces. A stamp of the hunting license of the person who killed the deer must be completed correctly and legibly (including the name of the property and county) and immediately affixed to the animal (except for properties with issued tags such as MLDP tags). See how to properly mark a deer. It is illegal for any person to intentionally interfere with the legal hunting of wild animals or birds, including intentionally disturbing wild animals or birds with the intent to interfere with their lawful taking. Note: This Act does not restrict the ownership, use, access or control of property rights otherwise provided by law. Many deer can be caught during the extended archery season, as a result of obtaining an antlerless deer permit or as a result of purchasing a Super Pack antlerless deer license.
Alternatively, a deer can be caught during one of the remaining seasons (with the appropriate licenses or permits). Additional regulations may apply and additional zones may be established anywhere in the state without notice after CWD is discovered. The Department will make every effort to publicize the designation and location of MOC zones and checkpoints, as well as any special regulations that may be published after the publication of this notice. For the latest updates, call (800) 792-1112. or visit the information pages on CWD. A hunter harvesting a CWD-susceptible species outside of a CWD area and wants to have the animal tested for CWD should contact a wildlife biologist in that area. During the regular archery and crossbow season and Youth Deer Hunting Day, people can only take antlerless deer without antlers in weapons of mass destruction or designated sub-units. In non-designated WMD sub-units or sub-units, a permit for antlerless deer is required. CWD is a fatal disease found in white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose and red deer in localized areas of Texas.
To detect and treat this disease, the Department has designated CWD zones. The tag can be affixed anywhere to a deer so that it is not damaged, disfigured or lost during transport or handling. In the case of deer, the appropriate mark or authorization must remain affixed until the deer reaches its final destination and is quartered. If the deer`s head is separated from the carcass (body), the appropriate marking or authorization must remain attached to its carcass. If the head does not accompany the carcass, the head must be accompanied by a wildlife resource document. Gift deer: Gift deer may be possessed if they clearly bear the name and address of the person who registered the animal and the year in which it was registered. *See hunting equipment laws for information on the use of crossbows. A new law came into effect on January 1, 2020 and is in effect until December 31, 2022, extending crossbow hunting to the regular October archery season for deer and wild turkey during the fall hunting season. One and done: It is illegal to hunt deer after killing or registering a deer during the opening season of this calendar year, unless you are participating in the extended archery season for deer (see Extended Archery Licence) or if you have a valid deer licence or Super Pack deer licence.