Tag: deer

Tick Borne Diseases

The past few years have saw a dramatic increase in tick activity throughout Michigan. Anecdotally, many life-time Michiganders are telling me that they have seen more ticks in the past year than in their whole life. There are several reasons for this. For one, deer ticks have been migrating into Michigan in greater numbers since […]

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Deer Populations and Heavy Snow

What sort of winter can we expect in Michigan in 2013-2014, and what effect will this have on Michigan’s deer population? Whether a winter is mild or harsh can have an extreme effect on state deer populations. In 2011-12, an excessively mild winter meant that many of the insects that normally would have died off […]

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Michigan Deer Regulations Changing, Fall 2014

In case you have not heard yet, the State of Michigan is changing its deer hunting regulations for the 2014 Michigan hunting season, which is set to kick off November 15 (bow season opens October 1st). The changes were approved by Michigan’s Natural Resources Commission this summer and make changes in both the amount of […]

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Michigan Deer Dying from EHD

Michigan hunters may be disappointed this opening day due to the rapid spread of an infection known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD. While EHD has occurred sporadically in Michigan since 1955 and has returned every few years since then, this year’s outbreak of EHD is unprecedented in its scope and the amount of deer […]

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