Whitetail Population Density Map

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by grizz660, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. I've seen this map on the qdm forum on this site and question it's accuracy in regards to deer numbers.

    In the 6 counties of the state that I hunt or spend considerable amount of time in, only two reflect what I feel is the density shown.

    2 of the areas shown indicate 15 or less both of which I've seen greater than what's shown at one time. Both of these I'd judge would fall in the 45+ catagory but truly be in the 75-100+ catagory.

    The 2 others areas I feel are also under represented. All under represented areas are in an agricultural setting, which is not surprising since numbers can rebound quickly.

    Not matter what, it's a nice map with nice features and it's another reason why deer management should be based on smaller DMUs. I'm sure the numbers were gathered from each states DNR.

    Just my $0.02

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