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Voluntary DNR Deer Checks Encouraged

The first weekend of Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season is in the books. So… if you had some early success… what should you do?

A stop at the DNR office in Baraga is a good idea.

Having your deer checked is voluntary. DNR Wildlife Biologist John DePue says it helps them monitor the health and size of the herd. They can also estimate the age of your kill…

Meanwhile, a recent study released by Michigan United Conservation Clubs estimates that hunting and fishing generate more than $11.2 billion for Michigan’s economy each year. Hunters contribute about 80 percent of that… and 90 percent of hunters are deer hunters.

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