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Deer Hunting in 2009 North America
Tips, Advice, and Season Dates for Every Region!

By JJ Smith Expert Columnist
Monday, August 3, 2009


Another Season For Deer Hunting In North America Is Upon Us and if you are a hunter with itchy trigger fingers ready for action, you have come to the right place. Along with some
Deer Hunting In The Woods
Looks like the hunters aren't the only ones ready for action, like this whitetail.
invaluable tips and tricks, we have the most complete listing and resources for deer hunting dates, limits, and areas in North America for each of the 50 states, and coming soon, Canada! Just go to the table at the bottom of this page and select the state you are interested in obtaining information about deer hunting dates and resources.

This unique outdoor sport has been gaining in popularity in recent years. More newcomers are joining the sport every season. Many learn from their mentors and friends, and some do their own research, read deer hunting books, and find their own ways to catch the biggest buck. There are some quick facts you should know that will

help you score the best buck you always dream of, while educating yourself on the techniques and reality of deer hunting in the upcoming season.

You can research and read on your own about deer hunting, but unless you live out in the country, it is a good idea to take some time and take a trek out your own location. Take a hike with a friend for exercise while looking for signs of deer in that area. Some signs are deer trails, scrapes and rubs, deer droppings, and other indications that the buck is in a hut near you and ready to service his friendly does. Logically, the more signs you see the more activity the area should have for you.

Deer Hunting Supplies from Bass Pro Shops

Some necessary equipment you need to invest in can be found in almost any hunting and camping shop... these include topographic quadrangle and terrain maps for your area of hunting. When deer hunting in season begins, make sure you wear the bright orange attire for safety and visibility. Observe and record all of the deer signs in your area. After such preparations are made, you will be prepared and ready to bag a nice buck.

Deer Hunting in Various States

Location is also important. For example, deer hunting in the state of Texas offers a good number of options. There are good herds of both white tail and mule deer here. The white-tail deer herds in Texas have steadily increased in most areas, while the mule deer have seen a downward trend in population since 1978. This has caused a bit of resentment among mule deer managers, who view it as more of an invasion than the natural spread and movement of wildlife. There is good news for deer hunting in Alabama. Overpopulation there means a better chance of taking down a big buck. At the same time, overpopulation is never a good thing over the long haul as deer are faced with fewer resources, and are forced further into towns and cities to find food.

In order to help you find all the information within your state, including rules and regulations, and the most comprehensive list of season dates for each state, click on any state below and find all the information you need for your state.

2009 Deer Hunting in Season Dates and Resources by State

Alabama Hawaii Massachusettes New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

* All season dates and any additional information on these state/province specific pages in have been obtained from the specified web sites on each page. is not responsible for any incorrect dates or information, and it is the sole responsibility of each individual to check the proper resources in their own state/province to confirm all information on and all associated parties are not liable nor responsible legally or otherwise for anyone using information on this site in a reckless, irresponsible, illegal, or careless manner.

CANADA - 2009 Deer Hunting Season Dates by Provinces/Territories

Alberta Northwest Territories Quebec
British Columbia Nova Scotia Saskatchewan
Manitoba Nunavut Yukon
New Brunswick Ontario  
Newfoundland & Labrador Prince Edward Island  


Deer Hunting Tips and Reference

No matter how much you research and scavange online, sometimes it is much more efficient to get one solid resource to rely upon and take with you on those long camping trips or deer hunting outings to use as reference. Here are the top two resources on deer hunting... each book comes with a no-frills
60-Day Money Back Guarantee, which allows you to return the book for any reason if you are not satisfied.

Deer Hunting Secrets

#1 (Recommended)
Deer Hunting Secrets - EXPOSED
How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life

Do You...
• Day dream and think about hunting deer all the time?
• Looking for ways to harvest that trophy buck?
• Want to earn the bragging rights with your buddies?
• Shop for new huntin' gear all the time?
• Can't wait to get out to the field to scout and hunt deer?

This Book Will Show you...
• How and why you need to set a GOAL for what you want to accomplish... doing so will set the tone of the whole season. CH 1
• A COMPLETE list of resources, many of which are overlooked, that will be the basis for your preparation and short cut your scouting and research. CH 2
• Why you need to understand what deer do besides browsing and sleeping... and how it can lead you right to the best locations to ambush your deer. Pg 11
• The 6 critical areas of the deers anatomy that every hunter must understand about shot placement and ensuring a clean kill. Pg 12
• The one thing you must do to keep comfortable in the woods or else you may endanger your life. Pg. 18
• How to use maps and aerial photos to pinpoint the natural areas to hunt. Understanding this will put you in the top 5% of hunters. CH 6
• A complete answer and full understanding to the age-old question" "Where did all the bucks go?" Pgs. 25-30

Includes Bonus Books:
• "How Old Is My Deer?"
• "How to Use A Compass With a Topo Map"
• "Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope"
• "In The Wilderness"
• "Wild Game Recipes"



Deer Hunting Secrets

#2 (Use As a Supplement)
Deer Hunting Secrets
Written By Joe Pineland

Learn About ...
• Why hunters from southern states make a mistake when they go north in search of deer pg. 8
• The thing almost all hunters do to try to avoid being sensed by a deer that actually repels them twice as fast. I bet you your are already making this mistake.
• 7 things you need to know about whitetail anatomy and why it is important for all further undertanding about shot placement– pgs. 18-23
• What whitetail deer do most of the day in a secluded spot– pg. 18
• The 4 essential secrets about arrow and bullet placement and why understanding these secrets is like getting a Ph.D. in deer anatomy – pg. 19
• The absolute low down on what you need to know about deer senses so that you can understand why that regal buck is so hard to find and how to start looking at your environment with a new appreciation for deer and the natural world (If you only read one thing in this book, make sure it’s this) – pg. 21-22
• The 6 things inexperienced hunters do that instantly tell a deer they are being hunted (Here’s what to do instead)
• I read all the books and tried everything. It wasn't until I did THIS ONE THING that it all started to happen for me. I'll share the single most powerful thing you can do to become more successful at hunting, and why almost no hunters do it.
• How to find and meet the hunters who are the true masters and get them to share their closely guarded secrets with you

Includes Bonus eBook:
• "Hunting with a Bow and Arrow" by Saxton Pope