How to Obtain an Antlerless Deer License
A limited number of antlerless deer hunting licenses are available for many deer management units (DMUs) for private-land and public-land hunting. Licenses are distributed through an application and drawing; licenses that remain after the drawing will be sold until the quota is met for each DMU. In some DMUs, private-land licenses are available only over the counter (without application). Hunters may apply for a license through the drawing, or wait to purchase licenses after the drawing, if available. See Antlerless Deer Hunting Units Map for details.
You may apply for a license online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings or at a DNR Operations Service Center or authorized license agent. It costs $4 to apply.
You will need one of the following forms of customer identification:
- Valid Michigan driver's license
- State of Michigan ID card (issued by the Secretary of State)
- DNR Sportcard (issued through license agents or at
You must be at least 10 years old by the time a license is purchased.
You may submit a single application only, either for a public-land or private-land license (not both). When applying for a private-land antlerless license, the telephone number of the private landowner is required.
You are responsible for obtaining a DNR application receipt that states your customer ID and hunt choice. Check the receipt for accuracy and retain as proof of application. Ensure any application errors are corrected prior to the application deadline. Do not accept a receipt that is not legible.
Applicants who submit an invalid application will be ineligible for the drawing.
You are responsible for obtaining your drawing results online at
www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Applicants will not be notified by mail.
For application assistance, call 517-373-1263.
How to Apply
- Select a DMU from the hunt table.
Complete the Antlerless Deer Application Worksheet below.
- For a public-land antlerless deer license, an application is recommended.* Public-land licenses are only available in some DMUs, as indicated in the hunt
- For a private-land antlerless deer license in DMUs shaded in purple on the hunting units map, an application is recommended.*
- Private-land licenses for DMUs shaded in green may be purchased without application beginning September 10 at 10 a.m. EDT.
Apply online at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings or at any license agent.
You may apply for either a private-land antlerless license or a public-land antlerless license - not both.
Check your application receipt. Retain receipt as proof of application.
*Hunters may apply for an antlerless license or wait to purchase a leftover license after the drawing, if available. Licenses will be sold until the quota is met for each DMU. There is no guarantee leftover licenses will be available at any DMU.
NOTE: It is unlawful to apply for more than one antlerless deer license. If you are selected in the drawing, your drawing success authorizes you to purchase only one antlerless license. This does not preclude you from purchasing remaining
licenses after the drawing, if available, within the daily and seasonal limits noted in this digest.
Antlerless Deer License Application Worksheet
You will be asked for the following information when applying:
Your birth date?
__ __ / __ __ / __ __ __ __
Customer ID number?
Michigan driver license, state of Michigan ID Card, or DNR Sportcard
(Choose only one)
|150 (Public Land) or 450 (Private Land)
||Enter DMU number.
(See antlerless deer hunting units map or hunt table.)
For Public Land Application
_1_ __ __ __ Enter public-land DMU
For Private Land Application
_2_ __ __ __ Enter private-land DMU
||If applying for a private-land license, the telephone number of the private landowner is required.