Tagging Guidelines and Instructions for Deer

ALL DEER MUST BE TAGGED immediately after harvest before moving from the point of kill.

Measurement Procedures & Standards for Antlered Deer

For the 2 Optional Antler Restriction Tags a deer must have a minimum of 4 points on one antler OR a minimum 12” inside antler spread.

  1. A point is defined as a projection that is at least one inch long. Points are measured starting at base where it arises from the top of the beam or another point. (Fig. 1)
  2. Inside antler spread is measured at a right angle (perpendicular) to the center line of the skull at its widest point between the main beams. (Fig. 2)

Illustration of Deer Antlered Restrictions