The Department of Natural Resources’ Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT) will meet on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time at the Country Inn and Suites in Iron Mountain, located at 2005 S. Stephenson Ave.
Topics up for discussion at the UPDAT meeting include:
- Buck management in the Upper Peninsula
- The 2012 deer season
- Multiple-year regulations
“This is a great time of year to have the UPDAT members gather around the table to talk about their impressions of the 2012 deer season and share perspectives with one another,” said DNR deer program biologist Ashley Autenrieth.
Deer advisory teams were established to provide direct input to the DNR’s Wildlife Division based on the three regions of the state (Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula and Southern Lower Peninsula). Each region has a deer advisory team made up of members with a direct connection to issues in the region, either as private individuals affected by deer hunting and management or representatives of organizations with members or constituents in the region.
Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend these biannual meetings as observers. Although discussions during the meeting are for the UPDAT members, if time permits, questions or comments from the public will be taken at the end of the meeting.
To learn more about the deer advisory teams, visit www.michigan.gov/deer.