U.P. Deer Advisory Team meeting rescheduled for July 13

The Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT) will be meeting for the fifth time on Saturday, July 13 in Munising.

“We will be sharing the results of the 2012 Hunter Harvest Survey and discussing the current regulations season that is under way, in addition to finalizing the UPDAT’s buck management recommendation,” said 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. Team members help to communicate with the public and key partners and organizations.

On July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at the Holiday Inn Express in Munising (E8890 M-28), the UPDAT will meet to discuss the following topics:

* Buck management in the Upper Peninsula
* 2012 hunter harvest survey
* License restructuring package

The public is always encouraged to attend these biannual meetings as observers; however, the discussions during the meetings are for the UPDAT members. If time permits, questions or comments from the public will be taken at the end.