Some of the information from the 1st meeting, pasted from the Soo Evening News ···· By Scott Brand Posted Jan. 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm Sault Ste. Marie Changes will be made in Upper Peninsula deer hunting regulations in 2014 and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters to voice their suggestions and concerns to the Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT). Deer Program Biologist Ashley Autentrieth welcomed dozens of hunters to Tuesdays open house in Sault Ste. Marie, the first of eight scheduled for the Upper Peninsula in the coming weeks. In what she called a perfect storm, license restructuring will require at least some change for the upcoming deer season as one of the popular options appears to be no longer on the table. Since 2008, hunters had the choice of purchasing one license which allowed them to harvest any buck with an antler of at least three inches or they could opt for a combination tag which would allow for two bucks with a minimum of 3-points on a side for one license and 4-points on a side for the second. With license restructuring, Autenrieth explained, that is no longer an option. The list of potential regulations for 2014 includes (A)one buck per year with no restriction beyond a single antler of 3-inches or more; (B)a no spike rule which would allow for the harvest of two deer with the second license good for animals with 4-points or more on a side; (C)a 3-point minimum for the first buck and a 4-point minimum on a second buck; and (D)the final option calls for reverting back to the pre-2008 regulations allowing for one buck with a minimum of one 3-inch antler and a second with at least 4-points on a side. Michigan Department of Natural Resources personnel also indicated that whatever path was chosen for 2014 would remain in place for three years. With that said, however, the DNR provided assurances that antlerless quotas could change in the event of a severe winter. My red letter edit to separate options. What's your pleasure? And why? All feel free to respond but maybe indicate if you actually will be hunting in the UP next fall. thanks for reading and carry on glen Wanna kill these ads? We can help!