Friday, June 05, 2009

MICHIGAN NEWS: Another Good Year for Deer Hunters, But U.P. Harvest Down

The number of deer killed during the 2008 hunting season rose slightly statewide, but fell nearly 11 percent in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The Mining Journal of Marquette reports Thursday that 480,638 deer were taken last fall, up from 476,595 in 2007. That's an increase of just under 1 percent, although the buck harvest was down 7.1 percent.

In the U.P., the Department of Natural Resources says 51,769 deer were killed last fall, down from 57,988 in 2007.

DNR wildlife biologist Brian Frawley says nearly 694,000 people took part in the hunt.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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