2013 Antler Point Restrictions Survey: North-Central Lower Peninsula [PDF] March, 2014 Michigan

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2013 Antler Point Restrictions Survey:  North-Central Lower Peninsula [PDF] March, 2014 Michigan, BJ Frawley - MDNR
     A survey was completed to determine whether hunters supported proposed mandatory Antler Point Restrictions (APR) in the north-central Lower Peninsula. A key feature of the proposed mandatory regulations was changing the definition of a buck to a deer with three or more points on one antler. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) supports the voluntary implementation of APR practices on private land in Michigan. Mandatory APR are implemented by regulation only when a clear majority (>66%) of hunters support implementation. Questionnaires were sent to a random sample of hunters; 72% of hunters returned their questionnaire. About 62% of the people hunting deer in the north-central Lower Peninsula supported implementing 
mandatory APR regulations. Support from hunters was insufficient to recommend 
implementation of antler point restrictions in the north-central Lower Peninsula. 

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