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Deer management initiative

A white-tailed deer, shown from the chest and torso up, faces the camera. A few thin, bare trees are in the background.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, is initiating a comprehensive Deer Management Initiative aimed at evaluating and responding to present-day deer management challenges. The initiative seeks to develop recommendations to address these challenges and ensure the sustainable and healthy management of deer populations and their habitats across the state.

Press release: DNR launches Deer Management Initiative to tackle contemporary challenges

Meeting videos

Deer population and harvest reporting 20240311

Northern hardwoods research 20240312

Wisconsin deer management 20240318

Recruitment, retention, reactivation 20240319

Climate, venison don., forest impacts 20240402

Deer impacts to agriculture 20240402

UP predator-prey, deer migration 20240411

Deer wintering complexes 20240411

Wolves 20240415

CWD and bTB 20240416

UP Deer Regulation 20240426

LP Deer Regulations 20240418