Firearms Season Opens For 600,000 Deer Hunters

Nov 15, 2012

Today is the opening day of firearms deer hunting season in Michigan.

600,000 Michigan hunters are hoping to bag a buck this year.
Credit David Kenyon / Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Officials expect 600,000 hunters to head into the woods this year.

"We've done a pretty good job at building the proportion of Michigan youth that are hunting." Brent Rudolph, DNR

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talked with Brent Rudolph, the Deer and Elk Program Leader with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, about how the deer hunting season is shaping up.

Rudolph says hunters in the southern part of the state might find fewer deer this year. There have been thousands of deaths due to an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD.