There will be a new archery controlled hunt in Unit 45, along with an increase in either-sex controlled hunt tags in the Upper Snake Region. There is also a new controlled buck hunt in Units 21, 28, 30, 36A and 36B (Oct. 10 - Nov. 30), and the popular rotating muzzleloader controlled hunt has been moved from the east side of Unit 45 to the east side of Unit 52.
Hunters who didn't draw a mule deer tag will still find good hunting in most of the state's over-the-counter tag units. These units have plenty of land open to the public for hunting. Whitetail hunters should head to Unit 1 in the northern Panhandle region. There they'll find ample deer numbers and mature bucks.