MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Hunting season in Michigan is well underway and next week marks one of the more popular times of the tradition. It’s deer firearm hunting season in the state starting on Wednesday, November 15th through November 30th.
DNR notes that last year’s mandatory deer registration will now be enforced, where all hunters must report their deer within 72 hours of their harvest. If hunters do not report their harvest, they will receive a civil infraction and a $150 fine.
Newly added to the mandate this year as well is instead of reporting the exact harvest location of their deer, hunters can report by just selecting the township to show the general area of where their harvest took place. “The other thing is that we’re still going to be here to help out age deer and weigh them if folks still want to get them weighed and talk with hunters to see how the season is going. Those services will still be here we just won’t be collecting that data that’ll be collected on the app,” commented DNR Wildlife Biologist Brian Roell.
The DNR noted that if there is any hunter who isn’t able to go into the office in order to register their deer, to call the DNR in order to report the harvest over the phone.
Click here to learn more about the DNR’s mandatory deer reporting for hunting season.