If you have never had that pre-opening day of firearms deer hunting season feeling, let this be the year you experience it! Firearms deer hunters can take to the woods beginning Sat., Oct. 22 and continue through Jan. 8, 2017 statewide.
“Hunters already know the benefits of having a few deer in the freezer,” said John W. Bowers, chief of game management for the Wildlife Resources Division. “However, we hope that people interested in providing healthier, organic meals for their families take an interest in the pursuit of their own meat. Venison is a healthier alternative to most domestic meat, and hunting is an excellent way to enjoy the ‘field to fork’ experience.”