Michigan Late Anterless Deer Season Begins on Private Land Monday

Category: press release

 Dec 15th, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Dec 15th, 2009 at 12:00 AM

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that private lands in most of southern Michigan, as well as the six-county tuberculosis zone in the northeastern Lower Peninsula, are open to antlerless deer hunting beginning Monday (Dec. 21) through Jan. 1.

The late antlerless season is designed specifically for parts of the state where the deer population is significantly above management goals or where disease concerns warrant exceptional management measures. Hunters with valid antlerless licenses may use firearms, crossbows or archery gear during the antlerless-only season.

“We believe the late antlerless deer season presents an excellent opportunity for families to get together and hunt deer during the holiday season,” said Brent Rudolph, the DNR’s deer program leader. “At the same time, this late season offers hunters the chance to meet their management goals for their property and fill any unused antlerless tags they may have in their pockets.”

For specific boundaries, check the 2009 Michigan Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Archery deer season continues statewide until Jan.1.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, accessible use and enjoyment of the State’s natural resources for current and future generations.

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