Deer Hunting 101: When Does Gun Season Start?


Deer hunting is a popular outdoor activity that many hunters look forward to every year. To ensure a successful hunt, it’s important to know when gun season starts for deer hunting. This article will provide you with all the information you need to get started.

Gearing up for Gun Season

Before the gun season begins, hunters should prepare their gear and plan their hunting trips accordingly. It’s important to check your firearm and make sure it is in good working condition. You also want to have enough ammunition on hand and any necessary licenses or permits required by your state.

When Does Gun Season Start?

The start date of gun season varies depending on the state and region where you live. In general, most states begin their deer gun seasons in early November, running through mid-December. However, some states may have longer or shorter seasons depending on local wildlife populations.

To stay informed about when your state’s gun season begins, check with your local game commission or visit their website online.

Hunting Tips for Gun Season

During the first weeks of gun season – especially during peak times like opening day – expect heavy crowds in popular hunting areas which can affect game behavior patterns as well as increase safety risks for everyone involved.

Be patient when scouting new locations since potential spots may already be claimed by other hunters who’ve been watching those areas long before you arrived.

Remember safety comes first always; wear bright orange clothing so others see you at all times while out in wooded terrain during low-light hours (sunrise/sunset) when visibility is reduced due to shadows cast from surrounding trees making objects difficult/impossible  to spot clearly until too close causing accidents involving firearms discharge mistakenly targeted at those unidentified moving shapes thought were deer but turned out human instead!