Declining deer numbers force biologists to consider new options in Upper Peninsula

UPPER PENINSULA - Historically low deer harvest numbers concern hunters and biologists in the Upper Peninsula. Long, cold, snowy winters have cut the deer population deeply.

In fact, the Michigan DNR even studied the possibility of canceling the U.P. deer hunt to try and improve deer herd numbers. A DNR commission decided against that plan.

The agency is still waiting for final deer hunt numbers from this past season. But it expects the harvest to be very low.

Full story: WJFW

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