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DEER HARVEST
(2007-12-07)
(wgvu) - THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SAYS
FEWER DEER WERE KILLED IN MICHIGAN THIS FIREARMS SEASON BECAUSE
THERE WERE FEWER HUNTERS.
PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES SAY ABOUT 249,000 DEER WERE TAKEN, DOWN
FROM 261,000 IN 2006.
THE FIREARMS HARVEST HAS DECLINED SINCE 1998, WHEN IT PEAKED AT
351,000 DEER.
ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE YEARLY HARVEST TAKES PLACE DURING THE
FIREARMS SEASON, WHICH RUNS FROM NOVEMBER 15TH THROUGH 30TH.
OTHER DEER ARE KILLED DURING ARCHERY AND MUZZLELOADER SEASONS,
AS WELL AS A LATE FIREARMS SEASON FOR ANTLERLESS DEER IN SOME
AREAS.
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