Determine if you need a deer or elk permit in your hunting area. A permit and a general license is required to hunt mule deer bucks and elk in certain hunting districts.
Review the maps for deer and elk. If the hunting district where you wish to hunt indicates a permit is required, you must apply by March 15. If the map indicates that no permit is required, your general Deer or Elk license is all you need to hunt there in 2016.