Natural Resources Commission Seeks Public Input on Recommended Deer Changes
05/02/2019- The public has the chance to weigh in on some proposed deer regulation changes in Michigan. The Michigan DNR has recommended a series of changes for the upcoming fall hunting seasons, which the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will be discussing over the next three months before making a final decision in July. The recommendations range from a baiting and feeding ban for the Core Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Area near Waucedah Township and a moderate increase in UP antlerless deer licenses, to redefining bait to exclude natural or synthetic food-scented materials not consumed by deer. The NRC will host public meetings on the proposals May 22nd and June 10th in Houghton and Munising, respectively, however, written comments may be submitted any time by emailing NRC@michigan.gov.