Whitetail Deer

First case of CWD suspected in Jackson County

Over 31,000 deer have been tested for the disease since May 2015. If confirmed by the federal lab, this would be the 58th CWD-positive deer in Michigan and the first in Jackson County. Chronic wasting disease already has been confirmed in Clinton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties.

Report: Contractor overestimated Ann Arbor deer population

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A report says the contractor overseeing Ann Arbor's deer management program significantly overestimated the animal's population last year in the city. The Ann Arbor News reports that White Buffalo Inc. believed the formula it used to…

Officials: Major cull planned as deer herd threatens environment

DEARBORN, Mich. — A hunt is planned starting Saturday at the University of Michigan Dearborn to kill deer that officials say threaten the environment and could harbor disease-carrying ticks. University spokesman Ken Kettenbeil says sharpshooters will work to reduce the…

Tree stand safety begins now

Don’t wait for the deer-hunting season to arrive before taking steps to ensure your safety when you step into a tree stand.

Ann Arbor again looks to rein in deer numbers with expanded hunts

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Plans are being detailed for Ann Arbor's expanded 2018 deer hunt as part of the city's ongoing deer management efforts. The Ann Arbor News reports nonprofit contractor White Buffalo will complete sterilizations from Jan. 2-7 by tranquilizing up…

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