Michigan Deer Harvest Survey Report 2012 State of Michigan

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... In 2012, an estimated 654,100 hunters spent 
9.4 million days afield. Statewide, the number of people hunting and their hunting effort was nearly unchanged between 2011 and 2012. Hunters harvested about 418,000 deer, which also was nearly unchanged from the number taken in 2011. Statewide, 46% of hunters harvested a deer in 2012. About 23% of the hunters took an antlerless deer and 31% took an antlered buck in 2012. About 15% of deer hunters harvested two or more deer of any type (two antlerless deer, two antlered bucks, or one of each)... About 11% fewer individuals purchased a deer hunting license in 2012 than ten years ago in 2002..


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