Hunters are allowed to take three bucks every season, one of which must have at least four points an inch long on one side. Except for the statewide special youth deer hunting days, when any antlered buck can be taken, all antlered bucks taken in Barbour County must have a minimum of three points on one side. The other two sides need not exceed two points each.
In 2017, there were 2,088 deer harvested in Alabama. Of those, 1,813 were does and 275 were bucks over 16 inches tall. The average size of the bucks was 21 inches, with a maximum age of 24 years old. The average age of the does was 12 years old, with a maximum age of 15 years old.
The most common method for killing deer is with a rifle. However, some counties may allow hunters to use bows or crossbows. Landowners may allow people to hunt on their property provided they follow certain rules. For example, farmers need to give farmers access to their land to hunt for food since farmers want to protect their crops. Teachers may be given keys to schools so they can go deer hunting with students. People also can volunteer to help with deer hunts by acting as spotters or safety officers.
Since most Alabamians live near cities or farms, deer populations are high. This means that most people can harvest enough meat to feed themselves and their families.
Hunters will be limited to a total of two antlered bucks (all seasons combined) by utilizing the Hunter's Choice and Quality Buck Tags. Any additional deer taken must be antlerless. Additional antlerless deer tags are available for purchase at a cost of $20 each. Hunters should refer to the 2013 Delaware Hunting Regulations Guide for specific information regarding antlerless deer season regulations.
In addition, there is a restriction on the number of bears that may be killed during any one season. The limit is three bears per hunter-killed bear. Bear hunting is open throughout the state from October 1 through April 30. Bowhunting is allowed during certain months depending on location. Check with local game officials for specifics on legal bear seasons where you live.
Bucks may not be hunted with crossbows or other mechanical devices. Deer may be harvested with firearms but only after the first day of hunting season if the hunter has not already done so. No more than two deer may be taken during any one season.
Delaware has five wildlife management areas (WMAs). These WMAs are protected areas within the state managed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) for the purpose of promoting sustainable use of resources while protecting natural beauty and enhancing public access.
According to state legislation, hunters may take up to ten antlerless deer and no more than two antlered deer (with one of the two antlered deer having a minimum of four points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers). Hunters should use caution not to shoot too many deer, as over-hunting can lead to population decline. The number of deer harvested per year is also important for species conservation.
The amount of money that can be earned hunting in Georgia is determined by how much license fees are raised. In order to keep revenue streams steady, the General Assembly adjusts the price of the licenses each year based on inflation. The current license fee is $20 for adults, $10 for youth 16 years old and under. There is no charge for those 17 years old or older with a valid photo ID.
In addition to the license fee, there is a $1 harvest tag required by law when hunting deer. This fund is used to pay for deer management programs that help control deer populations and aid in the recovery of damaged ecosystems.
Deer are commonly used as a source of food and clothing in rural areas where other sources of protein are scarce. They play an important role in maintaining healthy forests by controlling the amount of vegetation that grows back after timber harvesting or natural disasters. Deer also provide protection from predators by eating harmful plants.
Limitations. Only one antlerless deer may be taken throughout the whole weapons season (both segments combined). During the combined archery and firearm deer hunting seasons, you may take no more than two antlered deer. Some counties have antler point limitations. Check with your local county conservation officer for details.
Missouri has some of the most restrictive limits on the number of deer that can be killed with a single shot. You can only shoot one deer with a single bullet during any part of the regular firearms season - including the special youth season - regardless of whether it is an archery or muzzle-loading rifle hunt. The only exception is if you are a member of a harvest club that shares the cost of big game licenses and tags between its members. If you're not a member of such a club, then you can shoot as many deer as will fit in your vehicle.
The legal limit for antlers is one per person, per year. However, most hunters know how to tag only one animal, so most keep only one set of antlers. A few people wear multiple sets of antlers each year to enhance their own personal appearance, but this is not allowed under state law.
People sometimes ask about taking multiple deer with a single shot. It is possible, but requires a very accurate shooter. First, you need to get all of the animals within range of the first shot.