Deer-hunting industry in Michigan may be losing steam November 14, 2012

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Deer-hunting industry in Michigan may be losing steam November 14, 2012 The Detroit News
... The industry has been hurt by a 14-year decline in the number of hunters and the lingering effects of the recession — although deer-hunting permits so far this year are running ahead of last year's pace by 4 percent, according to the state... "We've lost a lot of blue-collar workers, and that is the base of hunters here. They are worried about taking the time off of work ... The 1.59 million deer-hunting permits in 2011 reflected an 11 percent decline since 2002 and a 27 percent drop since 1998, according to the DNR...


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