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Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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Sunday, April 14th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Nearly two-thirds of Michigan Upper Peninsula hunters rate 2023 deer season as ‘poor’

Across the U.P., hunters who participated in the survey reported seeing 2.2 deer per hunter day compared to 3.4 in 2022. (Stock photo)

The Michigan DNR’s annual Upper Peninsula Deer Camp Survey from the 2023 firearms season confirmed that deer sightings and hunter success were down significantly from the year before, especially in the region’s western counties. 
However, buck hunting success actually increased slightly in eastern counties, according to survey results reported by DNR wildlife biologist David Jentoft.

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