Firearms deer hunting season is here, and experts say you’d better be in good shape if you’re heading into the woods.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says they expect this year to be a successful one for many hunters.
A disease that began killing deer last summer has now wiped out more than 8,000 whitetails in Michigan.
The Michigan DNR is encouraging hunters to apply for their antlerless deer license before the deadline.
The numbers amount to a statewide decrease of 47,550 licenses from last year, although the number available in the Upper Peninsula will rise slightly because the deer population there is trending upward.
The DNR seized everything after learning that the man didn’t get a hunting license until after he shot a 13-point buck on Nov. 20.
Police responding to a report of a fire at a deer hunting blind in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula found the remains of a 69-year-old hunter.
Police say the hunter, whose name hasn’t been released yet, was alone when his gun discharged as he tripped on brush Friday.
Authorities say a deer hunter was fatally shot in mid-Michigan by his brother, who was hunting nearby.
About 675,000 hunters are expected to scour woods and rural areas across the state over the 16-day firearm deer season.