Projected Firearms Deer Seasons
The following dates are the projected Indiana firearms deer seasons through 2018.
These dates are based on the current administrative rules as of November 17, 2000 and are subject to change.
Year Season Dates 2017 Nov. 18-Dec.3 2018 Nov. 17-Dec. 2
Indiana Deer Information
- Indiana Hunting & Trapping Guide
- Hunting & Trapping Information
- Deer Hunting, biology and management
- Sport License Finder
- Buy Your License
Indiana Deer Seasons
Deer Archery Season
Starts on Oct. 1 of the given year and continues until the first Sunday in January of the next year.
Deer Reduction Zone
Starts Sept. 15 of given year until Jan. 31 of the next year.
Youth Deer Season
Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) immediately before Oct. 1 of the given year.
First Saturday after firearms season closes and continues for 15 consecutive days.
Special Antlerless Season
Dec 26 through the first Sunday in January of the next year (in counties with a bonus antlerless quota of 4 or more).