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Deer Population Down

Bow hunting season is officially underway in the state of Michigan, but it looks like the cold temperatures from this winter could have an effect on the deer population. In fact, the Department of Natural Resources says the last two winters have significantly decreased the deer population across the Upper Peninsula. As a result, some deer may not have the best body condition, and hunters probably won’t see a lot of yearlings or young bucks. And Debbie Munson Badini says deer may not be eating in their usual spots.

Depending on how this winter fares, the DNR says it could take a few years for the deer population to rebound.

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