New Statewide Regulation Approved For Deer Hunting
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission approved a series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease.
The action came after months of input from hunters, residents and others interested in the long-term health of the state’s deer population.
A thorough review of the best available science on chronic wasting disease was also conducted.
To date, more than 31 thousand deer in Michigan have been tested for chronic wasting disease.
CWD has been confirmed in 60 free-ranging deer in six Michigan counties.
Some of the approved hunting regulations will be in effect this year, such as a ban on baiting and feeding in 16 counties including Mecosta.
A ban on baiting in the entire Lower Peninsula will start on January 31st of next year.