A look at 2015 big-game hunting and furbearer seasons August 28, 2015 Michigan

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A look at 2015 big-game hunting and furbearer seasons August 28, 2015 Michigan, DNR News
...  Overall, there is reason for optimism heading into this deer season. Preliminary field reports indicate a good fawn crop and healthy-looking deer. Last year an estimated 614,593 hunters spent 8.8 deermillion days afield, harvesting roughly 329,000 deer, a significant decrease from 2013. Some 41 percent of hunters successfully tagged at least one deer last year ... Michigan’s elk population, which was above goal for a number of years, has been reduced to a level more in line with management goals. As a result, fewer licenses are available than in some recent seasons...


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