This year’s harvest during the firearm deer hunting season has passed a quarter-million.
With hunters required to report their kills within 72 hours, the DNR reported that 254,000 had been submitted by the end of yesterday.
Downstate areas provided the richest harvests. Montcalm and Newaygo Counties in Central Michigan, and Sanilac County in the Thumb each saw more than 6,000 deer taken. Upper Peninsula counties saw the thinnest totals, with 940 in Ontonagon County, 904 in Houghton County, 704 in Baraga County, 488 in Gogebic County, and just 153 in Keweenaw County – the smallest total in the state.
Link to the full summary here.