Do you have to take your deer to a check station in Michigan?

Do you have to take your deer to a check station in Michigan?

Places to bring your deer head for testing include DNR deer check stations, or a DNR drop box. This fall, hunters coming in for disease testing are asked to bring only deer heads to check stations, removing them ahead of time, if possible.

Can you check a deer in online in Michigan?

Deer hunting seasons throughout Michigan are underway and the state has a new way for successful hunters to report their harvest. Beginning Oct. 1, hunters can report their 2021 deer harvest online.

Where can I get a deer tested for CWD in Michigan?

Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
The Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab are both accepting CWD samples.

What are Michigan Deer Management Units?

Deer Management Unit (DMU) 007 is 1,788 miles2 in size and is comprised of the northern portions of Baraga and Marquette Counties, and the northwestern portion of Alger County. This unit has the most Lake Superior shoreline of any DMU which heavily influences the weather/winter severity and snow depths.

Can you hunt on January 1st in Michigan?

1 – Jan. 1 late archery deer season and December muzzleloader deer season, unless the hunter is disabled and has a crossbow permit or special permit to take game with a modified bow. Crossbows may be used during the Dec. 1 – Jan.

Can I shoot a doe with a combo license in Michigan?

As for hunting regulations, new this year is that Lower Peninsula hunters can hunt antlered or antlerless deer on a deer or deer combo license during firearm, archery and muzzleloader seasons. “Now they can shoot a doe with their regular license, so that’s really exciting for a lot of people,” Laurain said.

Is it illegal to cut antlers off a dead deer in Michigan?

“People kind of have an obsession with deer antlers, so therefore they’re cutting heads off or cutting the antlers off,” state wildlife officer Jason Keller said. “All of that is illegal, unless they do have a piece of paper that says that they legally acquired them.

Is it legal to pack out a deer in Michigan?

I had to quarter this one and pack it out this past September, it’s legal.

Where has CWD been found in Michigan?

Chronic wasting disease has now been found in both the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan.

What counties in Michigan have CWD?

Since 2008, and including these new cases, CWD has been detected at eight Michigan deer farms in the following counties: Kent, Mecosta (3), Montcalm (3), and Newaygo.

Where is the shotgun line in Michigan?

Most Michigan hunters still refer to the southern part of the state as the “shotgun zone” even though the DNR has re-named it to the “Limited Firearms Zone.” The line between the Limited and Unlimited Firearms Zones straddles the middle of the lower peninsula.

What is a DMU in Michigan?

The Disability Management Unit (DMU) assists Department of Corrections employees navigate the Leave of Absence and Workers’ Compensation process.