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Petitioning Michigan Natural Reources Commission NRC Commissioners and 1 other

Implement the Lower Peninsula Deer Management Initiative (LPDMI) proposal for new antler point regulations requiring 3 points on one side in Zone 2 and 4 points on one side in Zone 3.


Michigan hunters harvest more yearling bucks as a percentage of the antlered buck harvest than any other midwest state.  In the southern Lower Peninsula, only about 1 in 200 antlered bucks are 5.5 years of age or older, compared to about 1 in 5 adult does.  The existing regulations reduce the opportunity for all Michigan citizens to experience and hunt for one of the most magnificent specimens of wildlife on the planet, the adult male whitetail deer.  Our current regulations result in a shameful depletion of one of our most important natural resources, leading to a herd so imbalanced that Michigan citizens only rarely see a fully grown whitetail buck.  

This petition was delivered to:
  • Michigan Natural Reources Commission
    NRC Commissioners
  • Director, Department of Natural Resources
    Keith Creagh

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