deer

Environment
11:38 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Helping Michigan landowners improve deer habitat

Credit Flickr - Ray Dumas

Many Michigan deer hunters consider the opening day of firearms season a state holiday. Thousands of sports-people joined the hunt starting this past Saturday. Last year 43-percent of Michigan hunters were successful, for a total of about 385,000 deer harvested.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:33 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Michigan hunting program gets disabled sportsmen into the field

Credit Courtesy Tom Jones, Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors

We're well into deer bow hunting season in Michigan.  While most hunters must wait until November 15 to bag their trophy bucks with firearms, a special event is happening this week for some firearms hunters.

The "Independence Hunt" allows people with physical disabilities to enjoy firearms hunting.  It's sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Current State's Kevin Lavery speaks with Bryan Wilkinson, a disabled hunter who spent the first day of the hunt at Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson County.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:40 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Controlled hunting thins deer herd in Meridian

Meridian Township is hosting its third annual deer harvest. An overpopulation is causing damage to lawns and gardens. The deer also pose a significant hazard to drivers.
Credit Courtesy Mary K. Baird

Early antlerless deer season begins this weekend in Michigan.  Statewide, bow hunting is still almost two weeks away, and firearms hunting is permitted starting in mid-November.

 

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NewsRoom
6:55 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Viral Disease Has Killed 4,217 Deer in 24 MI Counties

marykbaird morgueFile

Authorities in Michigan say an insect-spread deer disease has spread to at least 24 counties.

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