Deer hunting is very popular in Michigan and it brings more than just venison to our freezers.  It's a two billion dollar industry here and in the words of the DNR, it's the Superbowl of hunting in Michigan.

According to WILX-TV 10, millions of hunters are going into the woods the next couple of weeks, which will be bringing in big money to local economies.

According to the DNR, each hunter is going to spend an average of two thousand dollars on ammunition, hotels, and travel.  Food and lodging alone account for more than a billion dollars.

Deer hunting is by far the largest hunting season,  so 90 percent of all hunters hunt deer.  The DNR wants to remind hunters to make sure they visit a check station to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease before taking them home, or to a meat processor.

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