August 21, 2008
Michigan Hunters Get Special Early Doe Season
By Scott Bestul
From the Jackson Citizen Patriot:
Small herds of deer grazing in soybean fields, year-round car-deer crashes and browse lines in suburban woodlands indicate hunters are not keeping pace with whitetails in southern Michigan.
The newest response by game managers is a special five-day hunt for antlerless deer Sept. 18-22. More than 20,000 doe permits are available in Jackson County.
"We have looked at this for several years because we have a tremendous deer population in southern Michigan," said Rodney Clute, Department of Natural Resources big-game specialist.