Deer season dates for rifles, shotguns, muzzle-loading guns and bows – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for deer hunting in the rifles, shotguns, muzzle-loading guns and bows seasons by residents and non-residents in 2022.

Wildlife Management UnitResident - Open seasonNon-resident - Open season
1C, 16A, 16B, 16C, 17September 17 to December 15None
2, 3, 4, 5, 11B, 13, 14, 15A, 15B, 18A, 18B, 19, 21AOctober 8 to December 15None
6, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 11A, 12A, 12BOctober 8 to December 15October 8 to November 15
10October 29 to December 15October 29 to November 15
21BOctober 8 to December 15October 10 to November 15
22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 33, 34October 8 to November 15October 10 to November 15
25September 17 to December 15September 19 to November 15
26September 17 to October 31September 19 to October 31
28, 29, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53A, 54, 55A, 55B, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63A, 63B, 64A, 64Bfootnote 1, 65footnote 1, 66A, 67, 68A, 68Bfootnote 1, 69Bfootnote 1, 71footnote 1, 72Afootnote 1, 73footnote 1, 74Afootnote 1, 74B, 75footnote 1November 7 to November 20November 7 to November 20
43A, 43BNovember 21 to November 27November 21 to November 27
45November 12 to November 20November 12 to November 20
82A, 82B, 83A, 84November 7 to November 13November 7 to November 13

Notes:

  • footnote 1 [1] indicates that rifles are not permitted during the open resident and non-resident seasons

Deer season dates for muzzle-loading guns and bows – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for deer hunting in the muzzle-loading guns and bows seasons by residents and non-residents in 2022.

Wildlife Management UnitResident - Open seasonNon-resident - Open season
5October 1 to October 7None
6, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 11AOctober 1 to October 7October 1 to October 7
7AOctober 1 to December 15October 1 to November 15
18BSeptember 17 to October 7None
36, 37, 42, 43A, 43B, 45, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63A, 63B, 64A, 64B, 65, 66A, 67, 68A, 68B, 69B, 71, 72A, 73, 74A, 74B, 75, 82A, 83A, 84December 5 to December 11December 5 to December 11
82BNovember 21 to November 27
December 5 to December 11
November 21 to November 27
December 5 to December 11

Deer season dates for bows only – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for deer hunting in the bows only seasons by residents and non-residents in 2022.

Wildlife Management UnitResident - Open seasonNon-resident - Open season
2, 3, 4, 11B, 13, 14, 15A, 15B, 19, 21ASeptember 1 to October 7None
5September 1 to September 30None
6, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 11ASeptember 1 to September 30September 17 to September 30
10October 1 to October 28October 1 to October 28
12A, 12BSeptember 1 to October 7September 17 to October 7
18ASeptember 17 to October 7None
21BSeptember 1 to October 7September 1 to October 7
22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 33September 1 to October 7
November 16 to November 30
September 1 to October 7
November 16 to November 30
28, 29, 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41October 1 to November 6
November 21 to November 30
October 1 to November 6
November 21 to November 30
34November 16 to November 30November 16 to November 30
36, 37, 42, 60, 61, 62, 63AOctober 1 to November 6
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 15
October 1 to November 6
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 15
43A, 43BOctober 1 to November 20October 1 to November 20
44October 1 to November 6October 1 to November 6
45October 1 to November 11
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 15
October 1 to November 11
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 15
46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 53A, 54footnote 2, 55A, 55B, 56, 57, 58October 1 to November 6
November 21 to December 15
October 1 to November 6
November 21 to December 15
53BOctober 1 to November 6
November 14 to December 15
October 1 to November 6
November 14 to December 15
59, 63B, 64A, 64B, 66A, 67, 68A, 68B, 69B, 71, 72A, 73, 74A, 74B, 75October 1 to November 6
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
October 1 to November 6
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
65October 1 to October 4
October 15 to November 6
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
October 1 to October 4
October 15 to November 6
November 21 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
66BNovember 14 to November 19November 14 to November 19
69A1, 69A3, 72BOctober 1 to December 31October 1 to December 31
69A2, 70October 1 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
October 1 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
76A, 76B, 76C, 76D, 76E, 77A, 77B, 77C, 78A, 78B, 81A, 81BOctober 1 to November 6
November 12 to December 4
December 10 to December 31
None
78C, 78D, 78E, 87A, 88, 94AOctober 1 to December 31None
79C, 79DOctober 1 to November 6
November 12 to December 31
None
80, 85A, 85B, 85C, 87B, 87C, 87D, 87E, 89A, 89B, 90A, 90B, 93A, 93BOctober 1 to November 6
November 14 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
None
82A, 83A, 84October 1 to November 6
November 14 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
October 1 to November 6
November 14 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
82BOctober 1 to November 6
November 14 to November 20
November 28 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
October 1 to November 6
November 14 to November 20
November 28 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
86A, 86BOctober 1 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
None
91A, 91B, 92A, 92B, 92C, 92DOctober 1 to November 6
November 14 to November 20
November 28 to December 4
December 12 to December 31
None
94BOctober 1 to November 6
November 14 to December 31
None

Notes:

  • footnote 2 [2] Excluding parts of Wildlife Management Unit 54 which lie within boundaries of Algonquin Provincial Park

Deer season dates for controlled deer hunts – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for deer hunting in the controlled deer hunt seasons by residents in 2022.

WMUResident - Open seasonHunt code
53BNovember 7 to November 13300
69A2December 5 to December 11301
70December 5 to December 11302
76Afootnote 3November 7 to November 11303
76Afootnote 3December 5 to December 9304
76BNovember 7 to November 11305
76BDecember 5 to December 9306
76CNovember 7 to November 11307
76CDecember 5 to December 9308
76DNovember 7 to November 11309
76DDecember 5 to December 9310
76Efootnote 4November 7 to November 11311
76Efootnote 4December 5 to December 9312
77BNovember 7 to November 11313
77BDecember 5 to December 9314
77CNovember 7 to November 11315
77CDecember 5 to December 9316
78ANovember 7 to November 11317
78ADecember 5 to December 9318
78BNovember 7 to November 11319
78BDecember 5 to December 9320
79CNovember 7 to November 11321
79DNovember 7 to November 11322
80November 7 to November 13323
80footnote 4December 5 to December 11324
81ANovember 7 to November 11325
81ADecember 5 to December 9326
81BNovember 7 to November 11327
81BDecember 5 to December 9328
85ANovember 7 to November 13329
85ADecember 5 to December 11330
85BNovember 7 to November 13331
85BDecember 5 to December 11332
85CNovember 7 to November 13333
85CDecember 5 to December 11334
86ADecember 5 to December 11335
86BDecember 5 to December 11336
87BNovember 7 to November 13337
WMUResident - open seasonHunt code
87BDecember 5 to December 11338
87CNovember 7 to November 13339
87CDecember 5 to December 11340
87DNovember 7 to November 13341
87DDecember 5 to December 11342
87ENovember 7 to November 13343
87EDecember 5 to December 11344
89ANovember 7 to November 13345
89ADecember 5 to December 11346
89BNovember 7 to November 13347
89BDecember 5 to December 11348
90ANovember 7 to November 13349
90ADecember 5 to December 11350
90BNovember 7 to November 13351
90BDecember 5 to December 11352
91Afootnote 5November 7 to November 13353
91Afootnote 6November 21 to November 27354
91Afootnote 5December 5 to December 11355
91Bfootnote 5November 7 to November 13356
91Bfootnote 6November 21 to November 27357
91Bfootnote 5December 5 to December 11358
92Afootnote 6November 7 to November 13359
92Afootnote 6November 21 to November 27360
92Afootnote 6December 5 to December 11361
92Bfootnote 6November 7 to November 13362
92Bfootnote 6November 21 to November 27363
92Bfootnote 6December 5 to December 11364
92Cfootnote 6November 7 to November 13365
92Cfootnote 6November 21 to November 27366
92Cfootnote 6December 5 to December 11367
92Dfootnote 6November 7 to November 13368
92Dfootnote 6November 21 to November 27369
92Dfootnote 6December 5 to December 11370
93ANovember 7 to November 13371
93ADecember 5 to December 11372
93BNovember 7 to November 13373
93BDecember 5 to December 11374
94BNovember 7 to November 13375

Controlled deer hunt notes:

  • unless otherwise indicated, only shotguns, muzzle-loading guns and bows are permitted in controlled deer hunts
  • footnote 3 [1] indicates that rifles, shotguns, muzzle-loading guns and bows are permitted
  • footnote 4 [4] indicates that only muzzle-loading guns and bows are permitted
  • footnote 5 [5] indicates that only shotguns and muzzle-loading guns are permitted
  • footnote 6 [6] indicates that only muzzle-loading guns are permitted

Moose season dates for rifles, shotguns, muzzle-loading guns and bows – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for moose hunting in the rifles, shotguns, muzzle-loading guns and bows seasons by residents and non-residents in 2022.

Many hunters call these the “gun” seasons, when “gun tags” are valid.

Wildlife Management UnitResident – Open seasonNon-resident – Open season
1A, 1C, 1D, 16–17, 25September 17 to December 15September 19 to November 15
2-4, 18A, 18BOctober 8 to December 15October 10 to November 15
5, 6, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 11A, 11B, 12–15, 19, 21A, 21BOctober 15 to December 15October 17 to November 15
22, 23, 28–42October 15 to November 15October 17 to November 15
24, 27October 8 to November 15October 10 to November 15
26September 17 to October 31September 19 to October 31
46–50, 53–63October 17 to October 23None

Moose season dates for muzzle-loading guns and bows – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for moose hunting in the muzzle-loading guns and bows seasons by residents and non-residents in 2022.

These seasons are when “bows and muzzle-loading guns only” tags are valid.

Wildlife Management UnitResident – open seasonNon-resident – open season
7AOctober 15 to December 15October 17 to November 15
18BSeptember 17 to October 7September 17 to October 7

Moose season dates for bows only – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for moose hunting in the bows only seasons by residents and non-residents in 2022.

These seasons are when “bow tags” are valid.

Wildlife Management UnitResident – open seasonNon-resident – open season
2–4, 18A, 24, 27September 17 to October 7September 17 to October 7
5, 6, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 11A, 11B, 12–15, 19, 21–23, 28–33, 35–42September 24 to October 14September 24 to October 14
46–50, 53–63October 1 to October 7None

Moose season dates for resident seasons with controlled hunter numbers – 2022

This table lists the open season dates for moose hunting in the seasons with controlled hunter numbers by residents in 2022.

Read the moose section of the Hunting Regulations Summary for more information.

Wildlife Management UnitResident – open seasonFirearm typeRestrictions
11BSeptember 24 to October 14Rifles, shotguns, muzzle-loading gunsFor hunters with a lower limb disability (see notes below).
65October 5 to October 7Bows onlyFor hunters with a lower limb disability (see notes below). See notes on WMU 65 below.
65October 8 to October 14Bows onlySee notes on WMU 65 below.