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DNR Proposes Changes to Deer Hunting Regulations

Over 600,000 Michigan deer hunters are facing changes to state regulations. A recent meeting presented proposed changes by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Department of Natural Resources Deer, Elk and Moose Specialist, Chad Stewart, tells WDET’s Amy Miller that some of the changes are attempts to control Bovine Tuberculosis, a deadly bacterial infection that can also spread to cattle, and Chronic Wasting Disease, a neurological infection similar to “mad cow disease”. Stewart says expanding antler restrictions from 12 to 18 counties is also on the list of proposed changes.

 

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Image credit: Courtesy of Wisconsin DNR via CWD Alliance/Michigan DNR

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About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

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