Deer Management Plan
- The Planning Process
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has created a Management Plan for Michigan White-tailed Deer. White-tailed deer generate various levels of interest among Michigan's citizens. This interest covers a large range of issues with many different perspectives. To prepare a strategic management plan for deer, issues and perspectives needed to be identified, science-based information provided and stakeholder perspectives explored. The deer planning team implemented a planning process, which was used to develop a citizen-approved strategic deer management plan.
- Final Deer Management Plan
- Appendix A: Deer Symposium Summary
- Appendix B: Summary of Comments from the Public Issue Scoping Meetings (February and March of 2009)
- Appendix C: Summary of Comments Received via Mail or Email During Public Comment Period (Feb. 17-Dec. 23, 2009)
- Appendix D: A Review of Deer Management in Michigan
- Appendix E: Deer Advisory Team Recommendation Report
- Appendix F: Michigan State University Public Survey Report
- Appendix G: Summary of Comments from the Draft Deer Management Plan Public Meetings (February and March of 2010)
- Appendix H: Summary of Comments Received via Mail or Email During Deer Management Plan Review Period (Jan. 1-Mar. 26, 2010)
- Regional Deer Advisory Teams
With the adoption of the Michigan Deer Management Plan on May 6, 2010, the Department of Natural Resources committed to establishing a Regional Deer Advisory Team (RDAT) for each ecologically-based region of Michigan.