Lower Peninsula deer hunting forecast

Before we can begin the annual deer forecasts for the upcoming deer hunting seasons, we should present a report on how last year’s hunt went. Forecasts aren’t based on statistics from ‘right now’ but depend on factoring in whether the herd was...

Hunt Clubs, deer shacks, deer camps

Michigan’s Historic Tradition… I’m old enough to remember a number of deer camps from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Called camps or shacks many proved rustic; some were plush. All served the same purposeā€¦men getting together to enjoy the hunt. One...

Getting A Bead On Best Prospects For…

Michigan’s statewide 2009 forecast for firearm deer season If You Hunt Public Lands…Check This Out: The Upper Peninsula contains 6,359,327 acres of public hunting lands with a significant portion placed in CFA (Commercial Forest Act) lands. Statistics...

A breakdown of where the deer are!

The sport of archery has grown tremendously over the past 50 years. A harvest of 2,100 deer occurred in 1964 compared to over 150,000 arrowed today. We have seen the sport go from bowyers using traditional longbows and recurves to compound bows plus a host of related...

The Ontonagon…a river with an ancient past

A DNR Michigan River Assessment… Imagine if you can, 4,000 ancient copper mines stretching from Ontonagon to Isle Royale. Every modern-day mining endeavor had first been worked by these “Copper Culture People.” One of their 3,000 year old possible...