Deer Stand Numbering

  • All deer stands are coded with a minimum of four (4) digits, first two (2) indicate hunting area and the second two (2) indicate stand number in that hunting area.
  • Some deer stands have letter coding following the four (4) digits.
  • Letter coding signifies special characteristics for that stand: 
    • Y = Youth only stand (adult may accompany, but cannot posess firearm).
    • W = Can be hunted on Weekends only.
    • H = Can be hunted on Federal Holidays only.
    • A = Archery equipment only stand.
    • S = Can be hunted form the metal stand only.
  • Letter coding legend is also located on deer hunting map and is the repsonsibility of hunters to know and obey all coding.


Trail Markings

  • All deer stands are marked at the trail head with the 4 to 9 digit stand number. Parking areas must be in HAs that are opened to hunting in order to park at that location. 
  • In some instances trails may lead to multiple stands. Most often they are tandem stands and will have the same number. In some cases they will be different stands and the trail to each will be denoted with another trail head marker. 
  • Trail Markers for deer hunting are orange refective material with the white edges verticle on the trail. 
  • "Stands" can be metal ladder stands or marked tree. The tree is marked with an orange reflective tage with the white edges being horizontal.