About 236,000 deer were killed last season, the majority (164,700) taken by firearms hunters. A check-in hotline (866-468-4263) is available for hunters to report deer kills. Early archery season opens October 2, while the firearms seasons will open later throughout the state. All will end January 1, except for two "special urban archery" seasons. The first is September 18 to October 1, and the second is January 3 through March 26. Specific restrictions and licenses apply for the special urban archery seasons.