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Deer with yellow tag in ear ?

Discussion in 'Questions about MI Hunting/Fishing Law' started by NEW HUDSON WALT, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. NEW HUDSON WALT

    NEW HUDSON WALT

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    Over the last week in my front yard in the evening I have seen two young looking deer
    three different times..they both have a yellow tag in their right ear. The tag is flat against
    the back of the ear...when they are facing me I cannot tell they have a tag , only when
    they turn is it visible...does anyone now why they would be tagged ???I live in the Lyon Twp.
    area.:):):)
     
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  2. mattawanhunter

    mattawanhunter

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    Nope haven't seen one in years but you brought back memories of seeing tagged deer in the Upper Pennisula Dickinson and Marquette counties where I saw them,it was usually a yellow tag with 2 digits.
    I have those recorded in my old hunting journals, before cell phone cameras and trail cameras we would compare who saw what numbered Deer, as I recall some of them really got around!
    No one really knew why, I heard some BS, but we all assumed it was some DNR study. Someone here will know!
    Thanks for a flashback to a simpler time, when deer hunting and sightings were more of a mystery!
     
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    We had some tagged deer, and even a couple with telemetry collars, around a few years ago. They were from a study by the Little River Band.
     
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    Luv2hunteup

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    This program?

    https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/characteristics_trapped_deer_mi_up_518028_7.pdf
     
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    I called Michigan D.N.R. today....they told me they are the ones that tagged the deer
    in Lyon Twp. in Oakland County to do a field survey.
     
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