Tips for opening day of Michigan's firearm deer season, which begins Tuesday

Posted: 11:20 AM, Nov 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-14 19:54:30Z

Opening day for Michigan's firearm deer season is Tuesday, Nov. 15, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued some helpful reminders in advance of deer season.

The DNR is reminding hunters to wear orange, and according to the DNR , you have to wear a cap, hat, vest, jacket or rain gear of hunter orange.

Hours for firearm deer hunting depend on the different zones, but begin and end one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset. Check the 2016 Michigan Hunting and Trapping digest pamphlet for more information, or look at the graphic below.

The DNR also reminds hunters to bring their deer to a DNR check station. You can find all of the locations here . They say bovine tuberculosis is still a major concern in the northeastern Lower Peninsula, so they are asking everyone to bring their deer to a check station if you hunt in DMU 487.

Also, there is mandatory deer registration in 17 southern lower peninsula townships because of chronic wasting disease. Check the 2016 CWD management zone here.

If you are still looking for places to hunt on public land, check out Mi-HUNT, an interactive map that can help you plan your next trip.

The season runs Nov. 15-30. For more information on firearm deer season, visit