this table was provided by Luv2. Thanks for posting.
I took the liberty of expanding on the numbers.
Numbers might change slightly when special January hunt numbers are completed but only for Alpena county.
bTB is down this year.
Hunters stepped up and provided heads for testing to the point of exceeding set goals.
Maybe hunter choice was working after all.
bTB is contained to the 4 county core area pretty much.
bTB in buffer area is low enough that with out harvesting/testing a lot more deer you'd be hard pressed to find even one.
Maybe a couple hot spots in Alpena and Montmorency counties remaining but should but some what pin pointed if the dots on the map tend to cluster.
bTB at < 1% might be as low as it possible to ever get it.
Seems at <1/2% for the 472 DMU containment is viable and has worked.
A big thank you to my fellow hunters who stepped up harvested deer and turned the heads in for testing.
We all need to continue this effort such that hot spots are quickly identified and can be deat with in a timely manner.
Keep in mind the greater the number of heads turned in and tested the smaller the percentages will be. Just the opposite of what the folks wanting to show that bTB has gone away by not turning in heads were doing.