During the last decade, hunter participation in Northern Michigan has plummeted around 20%. Two small Deer Management Units, DMU 122 in the Upper Peninsula, and DMU 045 in the Northwestern Lower Peninsula, have both greatly outperformed nearby units. This leads to the tantalizing possibility that hunters harvesting more and older bucks in these regions are more satisfied with their hunting, and may have continued to enjoy the sport while hunter numbers in surrounding areas have declined. The video below details some of the striking results from these two Deer Management Units.
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