My Support for Apr's

Discussion in '12 County NW Michigan APR's discussions' started by walleyerick, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. walleyerick

    walleyerick

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    607
    Location:
    Fenton, S.Lake Leelanau
    Here are a few of the bucks I have harvested from the past 9 years from Leelanau County. IMO the hunting has only gotten better. When Apr's first started, some of the locals were against it, now they seem to be all for it.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. walleyerick

    walleyerick

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    607
    Location:
    Fenton, S.Lake Leelanau
    Here are a couple more.
     

    Attached Files:

    Wandering arrows and Craves like this.

  3. Pinefarm2015

    Pinefarm2015

    Messages:
    10,033
    Likes Received:
    8,713
    Man, those are great zone 2 deer!
     
  4. LabtechLewis

    LabtechLewis

    Messages:
    4,605
    Likes Received:
    13,700
    Location:
    Howell
  5. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin

    Messages:
    35,376
    Likes Received:
    13,758
    Location:
    Wellston
    Nice deer, thanks for sharing.
     
  6. bucko12pt

    bucko12pt

    Messages:
    10,737
    Likes Received:
    5,491
    Location:
    Leelanau Co.
    Nice deer Rick.

    What did your 2016 buck end up scoring?
     
  7. sniper

    sniper

    Messages:
    9,222
    Likes Received:
    20,358
    Location:
    Livonia-Hillsdale
    Looks like some terrible hunting!...Not sure how anyone could be happy with your results!
    ...........Congrats
     
  8. walleyerick

    walleyerick

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    607
    Location:
    Fenton, S.Lake Leelanau
    I haven't had him done yet, I should go pick the antlers up from the taxi and get them done.
     
  9. walleyerick

    walleyerick

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    607
    Location:
    Fenton, S.Lake Leelanau
    Thanks, we have worked hard on the property and have even passed up a lot of legal 11/2 and two year olds as well.
     
  10. jr28schalm

    jr28schalm

    Messages:
    8,296
    Likes Received:
    15,078
    Location:
    macomb
    Very nice, thnx for sharing...
     
  11. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Banned

    Messages:
    10,812
    Likes Received:
    8,667
    Location:
    Arenac County
  12. Hunter1979

    Hunter1979 Staff Member Mod

    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    1,836
    Great job, those are some awesome bucks!
     
  13. twolaketown

    twolaketown

    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    345
    Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. Proof that hard work pays off.
     
  14. Wild Thing

    Wild Thing

    Messages:
    10,488
    Likes Received:
    28,031
    Location:
    Iron Mountain
    Is there an echo in here?? I could have made the exact same statement about our experience under APR's in DMU122. I won't bother posting photos as I have posted many of them over the years, but suffice it to say we have had great hunting which continues to improve as well. Many here were opposed to APR's initially and have now jumped on board.

    To those who oppose the regs I say "Try it ... you may like it".
     
  15. walleyerick

    walleyerick

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    607
    Location:
    Fenton, S.Lake Leelanau
    The biggest thing we found was that the first 3-5 years went in cycles of enough legal deer to harvest to make hunters happy. Now, after 10+ plus years we have many different year classes, it just took time. It is nice to still see bucks in the late season during daylight hours on a regular basis. That wasn't the case pre-apr's.
     
    twolaketown, bigal06, sniper and 2 others like this.