White-tailed deer have weathered much in Southwest Michigan, 61,600 deer in 1952 November 18, 2011

Michigan Population Deer Population and Management News Archive


... The population of white-tailed deer was probably at an all-time low in the south half of the Lower Peninsula about a century ago... In the 1930s, the Michigan Department of Conservation ... began to stock state game areas with whitetails ... In 1952, the number of deer reported harvested in the south half of the Lower Peninsula was 1,140 (statewide total was 61,600)....


These articles have been reviewed for relevance and content.  Some links to the original article may no longer be active.