DNR predicts even better deer hunting in 2018

Many different deer species may be infected with EHD, and white-tailed deer are highly susceptible, and experience high rates of mortality.

For numerous years, the Michigan DNR has provided a forecast for the upcoming deer hunting seasons. So what are the prospects for 2018?

Mostly sunny, it would appear.

According to the 2018 Michigan Deer Hunting Prospects report, the DNR anticipates a successful year for many deer hunters, with indicators showing deer numbers to be up over last year, the agency said in a news release Monday, Sept. 24. Biologists are expecting the number of deer taken to increase slightly from last year’s numbers, which were up more than 10 percent from the previous year across the state. Specific regional information is included within the forecast.

Deer regulations can be found at michigan.gov/deer. Other important resources include this year’s Hunting Digest and Antlerless Deer Digest – both available to download at michigan.gov/dnrdigests. And for information on chronic wasting disease, visit michigan.gov/cwd.

For more information on the 2018 deer hunting forecast, contact DNR deer biologist Ashley Autenrieth at 989-732-3541, ext. 5044.

Categories: Hunting News, Whitetail Deer

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