Department of Natural Resources
Cooperator patches are an incentive for successful hunters to bring their deer to DNR check stations. A deer head (antlers must remain attached on bucks) or an entire carcass must be presented to receive a patch. Patches are not available by mail. Hunters also are urged to call ahead whenever possible to confirm hours and days of operation. Please note that deer patches are only available when bringing your deer to a check station where DNR staff are present to check your deer.
The above 2019 winning deer patch design was submitted by Spencer Reynolds of Lansing, MI.