This is the 11th case of CWD to be confirmed in free-ranging deer in Michigan and second hunter-harvested CWD-positive deer in the county; three additional suspected positive cases in the county awaiting confirmation.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
According to Michigan DNR statistics, more than 7,500 people 80 years old or older bought a deer hunting license in 2016 and sales this year point toward that trend continuing.
Pungent, sometimes toxic blobs are fouling waterways from the Great Lakes to Chesapeake Bay.
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