Firearm deer season is on in Michigan, and DNR check stations are ready.
With word of lower deer numbers than usual, many weren’t sure how well the season would go.
But judging by today’s turnout, things are looking up.
DNR wildlife biologist Terry McFadden says they checked in 25 deer at the Marquette check station today, which was more than they expected.
There’s no word yet on how well the season as a whole will play out.
And though there’s no snow to be found, which makes it harder to track the deer, McFadden says the weather may also be a blessing for hunters.
The warmer temperatures mean they can stay in their blinds for much longer than usual.
The Marquette deer check station will be open most days the rest of the season, from 8am to 5pm on all those days.
It’ll be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend, from the holiday itself on the 26th through Sunday, the 29th.
If you want to check the hours of other stations, you can go online to michigan.gov/dnr .