Deer Shotgun Season Starts, Nov 27 – Dec 9
SHOTGUN DEER SEASON: During shotgun deer season hunters may use shotguns no larger than 10 gauge, bows and arrows, or muzzleloaders not smaller than .44 caliber, or larger than .775 caliber. Hunters may use modern muzzleloaders, hinge action muzzleloaders, muzzleloaders with telescopic sights, and sabot rounds. Rifled barrel shotguns are legal during shotgun deer season.
The possession of rifles, handguns, or dogs in any woodland or field, or use of same on any game, is prohibited during the shotgun deer season (youth deer hunt included) except that the use of dogs is lawful for hunting waterfowl on coastal waters.
Blaze ORANGE: All hunters, including bowhunters, must wear a minimum of 500 square inches of “blaze orange” on their head, chest, and back during shotgun and muzzleloader seasons. Cap and vest will suffice.