Population, Michigan had 47,007 deer-vehicle crashes in 2015, and 6 more facts October 10, 2016 Michigan

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... The state has about 1.75 million deer ... November is easily the top month for deer crashes ... 47,007 deer vehicle crashes in 2015 ...

9 things to know about deer-vehicle crashes in Michigan October 16, 2017 MIchigan, MLive.com
...  The state has about 1.75 million deer.  ... Michigan had 46,870 vehicle accidents involving deer in 2016... Almost two-thirds of deer-vehicle crashes -- 63% -- occurred on county or local roads, while 21% are on state roads, 10% on U.S. routes and 5% are on interstates...

... Michigan's deer harvest has been on a generally downward trend since the 1990s... Michigan has about 1.75 million... anticipating a 2017 harvest equal to or "slightly" exceeding last year's numbers ... Michigan's deer harvest surged in in the late 1980s as a series of mild winters and feeding of deer by the public grew the state's deer population to 2 million ..,

... April’s cruel blasts of snow and cold have punished Michigan’s whitetail deer, especially in the Upper Peninsula ... we are going to be losing some of last year’s fawns ... Michigan’s whitetail herd is estimated at more than 1.5 million, with perhaps 300,000-400,000 animals in the U.P....

Buck forecast: How will hunters fare? November 10, 2017 Michigan, Petoskey News-Review
...  the forecast is predicting similar to slightly more deer available in all regions of the state compared to 2016. This projection includes the Upper Peninsula, which has seen lower numbers tied to harsh winter weather more than two years ago..,

Michigan Deer Forecast for 2016 October 11, 2016 Game & Fish
... another excellent year for fawn production during 2016 ... Due to excellent nutrition and the lack of snow in southern Michigan, whitetails in that part of the state are extremely productive... 

Michigan firearm season opening November 13, 2016 Toledo Blade
... “I really believe that we are going to see more deer in the woods. After those three terrible winters, we did have a mild winter last year, so our fawn crop this year seems to be very good.” ... it will take a bit longer to fill in the older classes of animals in the herd... In the northern Lower Peninsula ... There also should be more mature bucks in the region as the continued use of antler point restrictions ...

Deer hunters prepare for firearm season November 14, 2016 Michigan, The Times Herald
... an estimated 607,113 people hunted deer in 2015. That was down 1 percent from 2014... "The number of deer we’ve seen coming through our check stations in all three zones (Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula and Southern Lower Peninsula) is up from last year," ...

Deer are plentiful this hunting season November 9, 2018 Michigan, Toledo Blade
... The biologists from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources that monitor and manage Michigan’s estimated 1.75 million white-tailed deer ... Spring had relatively mild weather ..,

... The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates the deer population at 1.75 million this fall, an increase of 14 percent over the past two years, thanks to relatively mild winters...The total number of hunters has declined 23 percent since 2000, when 758,291 hunters harvested 541,401 deer...


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