The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the application period for antlerless deer licenses ends Monday, Aug. 15.
Hunters may apply for one license in any open deer management unit (DMU) statewide; a nonrefundable $5 fee is charged at the time of application. Hunters may apply online at E-License, or at any authorized license agent or DNR Customer Service Center.
Drawing results and leftover license availability may be viewed beginning Sept. 1 atmi.gov/deer.
Any leftover antlerless deer licenses not issued in the drawing will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. EDT until license quotas are met.
The 2016 antlerless deer license quotas for each DMU can be found at mi.gov/deer. Please note, DMU 333 has unlimited antlerless licenses that may be purchased without application beginning Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.
Young hunters, ages 9-16, also can purchase one junior antlerless deer license over the counter July 15-Aug. 15. No application is required. A 9-year-old must be 10 by Sept. 26 to purchase this license.
Hunters also are reminded that the Michigan Natural Resources Commission expanded the Core Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Area to include 17 townships. This area, which will continue to be referred to as DMU 333, now will consist of Lansing, Meridian, Williamstown, Delhi, Alaiedon and Wheatfield townships in Ingham County; DeWitt, Bath, Watertown, Eagle, Westphalia, Riley, Olive and Victor townships in Clinton County; Woodhull Township in Shiawassee County, and Oneida and Delta townships in Eaton County.
The CWD Management Zone also has expanded; it now will include the remainder of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, as well as all of Ionia County. The expanded management zone will be referred to as DMU 419.
Additional deer-check stations, to be announced at a later date, will be available to hunters in the Core CWD Area.
To learn more about chronic wasting disease, please visit mi.gov/cwd.
Don’t forget to purchase $5 Pure Michigan Hunt applications. You can apply as many times as you wish. Three winners each will receive a prize package valued at over $4,000, including a rifle and crossbow, plus licenses for elk, bear and antlerless deer hunting. Visitmi.gov/pmh for more information. To purchase Pure Michigan Hunt applications, visit E-License.