Deer opener sees improvement in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - WNEM TV 5

Deer opener sees improvement in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says this year's opening day of the firearm deer hunting season improved in some parts of the Upper Peninsula compared with last year.

The Daily News reports the season kicked off Sunday as temperatures across the region reached the low 50s with sunny skies and little snow on the ground. Much of the northwestern U.P. was covered in at least 3 feet of snow by opening day last year.

The agency's deer check station in Marquette saw six deer Sunday, compared with one deer last year. The station's 10-year average is 10 deer on opening day.

Escanaba saw six deer, the same as last year. Three deer were checked in Crystal Falls and one deer each was checked in Baraga and Shingleton.

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