How many deer are killed by hunters in Michigan?

In 2019, an estimated 540,174 hunters spent 7.5 million days afield. Statewide, the number of people hunting decreased significantly by 2.6% between 2018 and 2019. Hunters harvested about 364,000 deer.

What county in Michigan has the highest deer population?

But if a big Michigan whitetail is your goal, look to southern counties. Looking at combined Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young entries, the highest concentration of record deer come from the southwestern corner of the state. Focus on areas between Ottawa, Lapeer, Berrien, and Lenawee counties.

What is the deer population in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan?

MARQUETTE — ABC 10 has learned that the Upper Peninsula deer herd has reached an epic low. The U.P. herd is thought to be around 100,000 deer or lower.

Is the deer population increasing?

Explosive growth nationwide Nationally, the white-tailed deer population has increased from about 500,000 in the early 1900s to 25 million to 30 million today, according to various researchers.

Which state has the most deer killed?

The states with the most antlered deer killed per square mile were Michigan, 3.7 per square mile; Pennsylvania, 3.6; South Carolina, 3.2; Maryland, 3.0; New Jersey, 2.6; New York, 2.6; and Wisconsin, 2.6.

What state has the largest deer?

According to a 2015 deer population estimate by North American Whitetail magazine, here are the states with the largest deer populations:

  • Texas: Estimated population of 4 million.
  • Alabama: Estimated population of 1.8 million.
  • Mississippi: Estimated population of 1.8 million.
  • Missouri: Estimated population of 1.3 million.

How many guns do deer hunters have in Michigan?

474,066 deer hunters
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic — or perhaps because of it — Michigan is seeing booming interest in hunting. As the state heads into deer firearm season beginning Sunday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says there are 474,066 deer hunters in Michigan, up 11% from 427,902 this time last year.

Is Michigan a good hunting state?

Michigan has a long and proud hunting heritage, and its placement on this list is sure to earn the ire of many of the state’s 648,000 hunters. In fact, only 17 percent of the bucks harvested in Michigan in 2013 were three and a half years old or older (third lowest nationally).

Which state has the most deer?

Are there too many deer in Michigan?

MDNR estimates put the Michigan deer population around 1.75 million for 2019. Too many deer leads to outbreaks of Chronic Wasting Disease, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) (of concern in 2019), and Bovine TB.

Why are deer so overpopulated?

CAUSES OF DEER OVERPOPULATION The main cause is lack of predators. Their habitat has grown smaller and smaller, however, this same deforestation that has driven out the predator actually suits the deer better. Deer thrive at the edge of forests and roadways and newly planted lawns.