The Wildlife Board has established the following timeframes for hunting on Cooperative Wildlife Management Units (CWMUs). Hunters should expect to hunt at least five days for bucks/bulls and two days for antlerless big game within these timeframes, although the operator may allow you to hunt additional days. Before you apply for a CWMU permit, contact the operator to obtain general information about hunt dates, permitted weapons and other rules. If you draw a permit, you must contact the CWMU operator to confirm your season dates.

Some CWMUs are authorized to allow buck deer and bull elk hunts into the month of November. You can see specific hunt dates for buck deer and bull elk on the web page for the individual CWMU.

2016 season dates

Antlerless deer Aug. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016  
Antlerless elk Aug. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017  
Any legal weapon buck deer Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 10, 2016  
Any legal weapon bull elk Sept. 1, 2016 to Oct. 31, 2016  
Archery buck deer Aug. 20, 2016 to Nov. 10, 2016  
Archery bull elk Aug. 20, 2016 to Oct. 31, 2016  
Buck and doe pronghorn Sept. 1, 2016 to Oct. 31, 2016  
Bull and antlerless moose Sept. 1, 2016 to Oct. 31, 2016  
Muzzleloader buck deer Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 10, 2016  
Muzzleloader bull elk Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 10, 2016  
Turkey April 8, 2017 to May 31, 2017