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Seney National Wildlife Refuge
: north Michigan
Size: 95,212 acres
ZIP: 49883

The good news is that the Upper Peninsula offers abundant public access: More than half of Michigan’s state and corporate land open to hunting is here. The bad news is that hunting pressure is still fairly high and deer numbers low. Seney’s sheer size (and the abundance of sanctuary in its extensive wetland areas) offers elbow room for hunters and a decent chance at a mature buck. Two-thirds of this mostly flat land is open to deer hunting, and deer range through a wide mix of habitats that includes wooded corridors along streams, pockets of pine forest, and expanses of beech, birch, cherry and oaks in the hardwood forest that lies in the refuge’s southeastern section, near Germfask.