Close to 600thousand people hunted deer in Michigan last season and about 41% of those hunters killed at least one deer.

Michigan’s regular firearm season for deer begins November 15th, and the state is anticipating a slightly higher deer harvest this year,

One reason is that the deer population in Northern Michigan is continuing to rebound after a series of harsh winters.

Most hunters live in the southern Lower Peninsula.  However a higher proportion of residents in northen Michigan purchased hunting licenses.

There were a little more than 700 thousand individuals who purchased one or more hunting licenses in 2015, that is according to the DNR.

The county with the highest percent is Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula, and the county with the lowest percentage of hunters licenses is Wayne County.

 

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