Superpack License

How do I apply for a Superpack deer permit?

After you purchase a Superpack license, you may apply online for a Superpack deer permit as part of the regular Any-Deer permit application process. Superpack license holders will apply using the Any-Deer permit application and check off that they have a Superpack license. They will also specify in which Wildlife Management District (WMD) they wish to apply for a Superpack deer permit. The actual quantity of Superpack deer permits in each WMD that offers any will be listed on the application.

What is a Superpack deer permit?

If you are successful in receiving a Superpack deer permit, you have permission to legally hunt and register a second deer that can be taken during the regular archery, firearm or muzzleloader season. Deer taken on a Superpack deer permit must be an antlerless deer.

How many Superpack deer permits will be issued?

In any WMD with more than 3,500 Any-Deer permits, up to 2.5% of the permits will be given to Superpack license holders as Superpack deer permits. 

How will the permit be assigned?

By computerized lottery, each application will be assigned a random number; the lowest numbers win. Superpack license holders who have applied will be entered into the lottery for the Superpack permits. Beginning in 2019 superpack license holders will have additional opportunity to win an any-deer permit in the following ways:

  • If a person is not chosen for a super pack bonus permit they will be entered into the regular lottery and may be chosen for an any-deer permit and possibly one or more bonus permits.
  • If a person is chosen for a super pack bonus permit they will not be entered into the any-deer portion of the lottery but they will be entered into the bonus portion of the lottery in which case they may be chosen for one or more bonus permits.

Does buying the Superpack license guarantee that I will get a permit to register a second deer?

No. If there are more Superpack deer permit applicants than there are available permits, it is possible that some applicants will not win a Superpack deer permit but if this occurs they will be entered into the regular any-deer permit lottery and will also be entered into the bonus portion of the lottery.

Can a non-resident apply for a Superpack deer permit?

No. Only residents may buy a Superpack license.

What happens if there are more permits available than applications for Superpack permits?

Any extra Superpack deer permits not allocated to Superpack applicants will be transferred to the regular Any-Deer resident application pools.

Can Superpack license holders also apply for the regular Any-Deer permit lottery?

Yes. Any Superpack license holder who does not win a Superpack anterless deer permit will be entered into the appropriate landowner (25% of the permits) or regular Any-Deer lotteries. A Superpack application will be entered into the bonus deer lottery even if they have already been issued a Superpack deer permit.

How many deer can a Superpack deer permit winner legally register?

Two deer may be taken during the regular archery, firearms, or muzzleloader seasons. At least one of the deer must be an antlerless deer taken in the specified WMD. You may NOT legally register two bucks. Beginning in 2019 it is possible for a Superpack license holder to win a Superpack bonus permit and a regular bonus permit or even multiple bonus permits. In this particular situation two or more antlerless deer may be taken within appropriate WMDs with the bonus permits that are provided but still only one buck may be taken.

  • One buck (anywhere) and one antlerless deer (specified WMD).
  • Two antlerless deer, (or more if a person has either a Superpack bonus permit or a regular bonus permit) if one is taken during the regular archery season  (in WMD's where antlerless deer may be taken), one anytime during the regular archery, firearms, or muzzleloader season (from the specified WMD), and any more than two would have to be taken as a bonus antlerless deer with the appropriate permit in the specified WMD.
  • The two deer may be taken during the same season, same day, same hour, and even at the same time.

Can I ever register two antlerless deer?

Yes, and more than two could be taken with the appropriate antlerless deer permit in the specified WMD If one antlerless deer is taken during the regular archery in a WMD that has Any-Deer permits.

How can I legally register more than two deer?

The only way to legally register more than two deer is by hunting during the expanded archery season in designated areas, with the appropriate expanded archery antlered or antlerless permits or with the use of a bonus any-deer permit. The Superpack license includes three expanded archery antlerless deer permits.  The Superpack license does not include the expanded archery antlered deer (buck) permit. 

I have won a Superpack deer permit. If I shoot a doe during the regular archery season, can I then shoot a buck during the firearms or muzzleloader seasons?

Yes, as long as the doe (antlerless deer) is shot in the same WMD as specified on your Superpack deer permit. You would use your Superpack deer permit to tag the antlerless deer shot in the archery season. You can then take a buck (anywhere) during the regular archery, firearms, or muzzleloader season.

I have won a Superpack deer permit. If I shoot a doe during the regular archery season, can I then shoot another doe during the firearms or muzzleloader season?

Yes, you can take a second doe (antlerless deer) anytime during the regular archery, firearms or muzzleloader season from the same WMD as your Superpack deer permit. You would use your Superpack deer permit to tag the second antlerless deer.

I have won a Superpack deer permit. If I shoot a buck during the regular archery season, can I then shoot a doe during the firearms or muzzleloader season?

Yes. In fact, as long as the doe (antlerless deer) shot is in the same WMD as your Superpack deer permit, you can take it anytime during the regular archery, firearms, or muzzleloader seasons. You would use your Superpack deer permit to tag the antlerless deer.

I have won a Superpack deer permit. If I shoot a buck during the regular archery season, can I then shoot a second buck during the firearms or muzzleloader season?

No, your Superpack deer permit is for an antlerless deer only. You cannot tag two bucks.

Can permits be transferred or swapped?

Permits can be swapped or transferred - see swap information or transfer information.

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