Today, the DNR released its 2014 Michigan Deer Hunting Forecast. You can read the whole thing below, or check back here at www.mucc.org over the next few days for a region-by-region breakdown. Thank you to DNR deer biologists Brent Rudolph and Ashley Autenrieth for their work on this!
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that its annual deer season forecast (2014 Deer Hunting Prospects) is now available online. DNR deer program biologists predict that, overall, hunters this season will see similar success rates as in 2013. The forecast is designed to give hunters a better idea of what to expect in the woods this season and includes:
- Regional information breakdowns for the Upper Peninsula, the northern Lower Peninsula and the southern Lower Peninsula.
- An overview of important changes for this license year, including information on multiple-year deer regulations, the new hunting and fishing license options, deer management unit boundaries for southern Michigan, and more.
- Updates on wildlife health and diseases.
For more tips and information on having a safe, successful deer season (including location of deer-check stations, antler point restriction FAQs and hunting digests), visit the DNR website www.michigan.gov/deer.