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Opening Day Dates For Rifle Hunting Deer (All States) 2013

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Need to check the 2013 Opening Day dates for rifle hunting deer? We’ve got you covered. Click the links for further information directly from each state’s rules and regulations website.

*Note: The earliest known dates for general rifle hunting deer are listed here, but may refer only to certain regions or have other restrictions. Open seasons may also close and reopen between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Always refer to a state’s official rules and regulations. Check the links provided for more information.

Alabama – November 23 – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Alaska – October 15 – Department of Fish and Game

Arizona – October 25 – Game and Fish Department

Arkansas – November 9 – Game and Fish Commission

California – August 10 – Department of Fish and Wildlife

Colorado – October 26 – Parks and Wildlife

Connecticut – November 20 – Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Delaware – November 9 – Division of Fish and Wildlife

Florida – September 21 – Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Georgia – October 19 – Department of Natural Resources

Hawaii – October 26 – Department of Forestry and Wildlife

Idaho – September 15 – Fish and Game

Illinois – November 22 – Department of Natural Resources

Indiana – November 16 – Department of Natural Resources

Iowa – December 7 – Department of Natural Resources

Kansas – December 4 – Department of Wildlife

Kentucky – November 9 – Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Louisiana – October 12 – Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Maine – November 2 – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maryland – November 30 – Department of Natural Resources

Massachusetts – December 2 – Department of Fish and Wildlife

Michigan – November 15 – Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota- November 9 – Department of Natural Resources

Mississippi – November 23 – Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Missouri – November 16 – Department of Conservation

Montana – October 26 – Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Nebraska – November 16 – Game and Parks Commission

Nevada – October 5 – Department of Wildlife

New Hampshire – November 13 – Department of Fish and Game

New Jersey – December 9 – Division of Fish and Wildlife

New Mexico – October 12 – Game and Fish

New York – October 26 – Department of Environmental Conservation

North Carolina – October 12 – Wildlife Resources Commission

North Dakota – November 8 – Game and Fish Department

Ohio – December 2 – Department of Natural Resources

Oklahoma – November 23 – Department of Wildlife Conservation

Oregon- September 28 – Department of Fish and Wildlife

Pennsylvania – December 2 – Game Commission

Rhode Island – Novemeber 4 – Division of Fish and Wildlife

South Carolina – August 15 –  Department of Natural Resources

South Dakota – November 1 – Game, Fish and Parks

Tennessee – November 23 – Wildlife Resources Agency

Texas – November 2 – Parks and Wildlife Department

Utah – October 19 – Division of Wildlife Resources

Vermont – November 16 – Fish and Wildlife Department

Virginia – November 16 – Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Washington – October 12 – Department of Fish and Wildlife

West Virginia – November 25 – Wildlife Resources

Wisconsin – November 23 – Department of Natural Resources

Wyoming – October 1 – Game and Fish Department

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Opening Day Dates For Rifle Hunting Deer (All States) 2013