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Bow hunting season begins Tuesday in Michigan

Posted: 11:59 AM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-01 11:59:17-04
Deer to be hunted, tested for disease in Lansing

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents that Archery Deer Hunting season begins across the state on Oct. 1. It will run through Nov. 14, and then reopen Dec. 1 through Jan. 1.

The DNR is reminding people to check the 2019 Hunting Digest for the latest regulations in their area.

Baiting deer or elk is banned in the entire Lower Peninsula as well as the core Chronic Wasting Disease area in the Upper Peninsula.

The exception is for hunters with disabilities who meet specific requirements.

Hunters in Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties are encouraged to take their deer to a DNR check station for bovine tuberculosis testing.

Additionally, some new antler point restrictions in the state include Ionia, Mecosta and Montcalm counties.

More information about bow hunting season can be found here.

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