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Antler Definitions/Requirements and U.P/DMU 487 Buck Hunting Regulations
Antlered deer means a deer having at least one antler that
extends three inches or more above the skull. Antlerless deer means a deer without antlers or with antlers where the longest
antler extends less than three inches above the skull.
A person is limited to purchasing only two kill tags for taking an
antlered (buck) deer. You may purchase one archery license AND one firearm license (one kill tag each) OR you may purchase one
combination license (two kill tags).
If you take two antlered deer, one of the two antlered deer
must have at least one antler with four or more antler points
one inch or longer. This deer can be taken first or second in either
an archery, firearm or muzzleloading season. Exception: See U.P.
and DMU 487 Buck Hunting Regulations and Antler Restriction Regulations.
Upper Peninsula and DMU 487 Buck Hunting Regulations
Buck hunting regulations in the Upper Peninsula and
Deer Management Unit (DMU) 487 depend upon the type of
Option 1 - "One Buck" Limit: Hunters possessing a firearm and/or
archery deer license may take only ONE antlered deer in the Upper
Peninsula and DMU 487, all seasons combined. Also see Antler Restriction Regulations.
Option 2 - "Two Buck" Limit: Hunters possessing a combination deer license may take two antlered deer in the Upper Peninsula and DMU 487, all seasons combined, but additional antler point restrictions apply (see Antler Restriction Regulations).