Firearm deer season is open

Hundreds of thousands of hunters begin their quest for whitetail deer across Michigan Friday, the start of the annual firearms season. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Deer and Elk Program Leader, Brent Rudolph, says they expect nearly 700-thousand to take part during the 16-day season, and reminds them that they are required to wear some form of blaze orange clothing while in the woods. He also urges hunters to use common sense and know what they are shooting at when they spy a target, don’t transport loaded weapons in vehicles, and obey “no trespassing” signs to avoid a confrontation with property owners or officers. Rudolph also says hunters should once again have plenty of opportunities for prey everywhere in the state, and that D-N-R officers will be availabe in all regions to check animals once they are taken. Michigan’s firearms season runs each day just after sunrise until just after sundown. It ends on Saturday, November 30th.  (MRN)

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