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DNR: Not all hunters happy with deer prospects

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With an anticipated 500,000 deer hunters out and about, firearm deer hunting is well under way but with mixed reviews across the state.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, warm weather and fog have had a big impact on deer movement.

In the Upper Peninsula, temperatures were in the low 40s in the mornings and warming to the 50s by afternoon.

Hunters there reported seeing a good number of yearling bucks, but fog had an impact on the first two days of firearm season in the northern lower peninsula.

That, coupled with warmer temperatures, put a damper on hunters seeing and harvesting deer.

The fog is also causing trouble in the southwestern lower peninsula.

There's still plenty of time left to bag a buck, though.

Firearm deer season runs through Nov. 30.

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