Firearm deer hunting season around the corner

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hunters preparing for deer season to open in mid-Michigan as well as in other states popular among deer hunters, can expect large populations of deer awaiting them.

The deer hunting season opens for firearms in Michigan on November 15 and will go until November 30. Hunters are encouraged to brush up on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' most recent regulations. Those hitting the outdoors for the hunting season are encouraged to outfit their vehicles with Husky Liners® custom fit floor mats to keep their interiors looking clean.

Bruce Barlow, a wildlife biologist at the Gladwin office of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, told the Morning Sun that hunters should expect to have similar success to last hunting season as the deer population in Isabella County is similar to what it was last year.

“There are local areas where deer populations are higher, and success rates are going to be a lot higher in those areas,” Barlow told the news source. “There’s other areas where the population is lower, and seeing deer for hunters is going to be more of a challenge.”

Initially, hunters were reeling as an outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease impacted deer populations earlier this year in multiple Michigan counties but Barlow said mid-Michigan was only affected minimally.