DNR adds proposed deer regulations public listening session in Menominee County

Contact: John Pepin, 906-226-1352
Agency: Natural Resources

May 3, 2019

 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today an additional opportunity to provide public comment on proposed 2019 deer-hunting regulations has been scheduled for this Saturday in Hermansville.

Several hunting regulation changes have been recommended by the DNR, including a deer baiting and feeding ban in a Core Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Area, which includes portions of Menominee, Dickinson and Delta counties. This zone surrounds the farm where a deer tested positive for the deadly disease in October 2018.

The session will be from 9 to 11 a.m. CDT (10 to noon EDT) Saturday, May 4 at the Hermansville Community Club, located at W5480 First Street in Hermansville.

DNR staffers will be on hand to record comments to be forwarded to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, which is expected to render a decision in July on the DNR’s recommendations.

For more information on the DNR’s recommended regulations, visit Michigan.gov/NRC. Click on the agenda for the May 9, 2019 NRC meeting. Then click on the body of the agenda where the regulations are listed. Documents will pop up to view, print or download.

See the list of additional opportunities to make public comments to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission on the proposed 2019 deer-hunting regulation changes.

For more information on chronic wasting disease, visit Michigan.gov/CWD.