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General License Hunting Opportunities

For Deer & Elk


There are more than 160 hunting districts that offer hunters over 1,000 different opportunities to hunt for deer and elk with a bow and arrow or a rifle—and all with just a general hunting license.

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NOTE: If you buy licenses online, there may be up to a 10-day wait before you receive these licenses in the mail.


Depending on hunting district regulations you can hunt:

  • antlered mule deer buck
  • either-sex mule deer
  • antlered white-tailed deer buck
  • either-sex white-tailed deer
  • brow-tined bull elk
  • spike bull elk
  • either-sex elk
  • antlerless elk


General deer and elk licenses are good during:

Archery Only Season

September 7-

October 20

General Rifle Season

October 26-

December 1