Upper Peninsula DNR Sees Fewer, Better Quality Deer Hunted

Firearm season is over but the DNR is staying busy, looking over how this season’s hunters fared.

DNR officials say while less deer were taken, hunters claimed better-quality bucks.

A preliminary look at deer check station polls in the Upper Peninsula shows a drop of around 13.5-percent of deer, overall, across the region.

Stations predicted a decrease this year after three back-to-back harsh winters.

DNR officials say a warmer winter could help the herd come back in larger numbers.