“We need individuals who have always hunted in Ingham County and surrounding counties to keep hunting. The DNR can’t fight this disease without their support.”
Canceling the entire hunt has been discussed but wasn’t a likely option.
It’s very possible that there won’t be a deer hunting season in the Upper Peninsula this year.
The DNR says the number of deer killed appears to have decreased in all regions this year.
Treat every firearm as if it’s loaded. conservation officers warn.
The cost of hunting deer in Michigan may keep some people out of the woods.
Last year, 12 motorists were killed and another 1,200 were hurt in car-deer accidents in Michigan.
The DNR’s Hunting Access Program offers financial incentives to private landowners for giving hunters access to their property.
Deer hunters venturing into woods and fields for next month’s start of firearms season should encounter conditions similar to those of a year ago, when harsh winter weather took a toll.
This year’s deer harvest appears to be down significantly from 2012 because of weather, disease and rule changes.