There's a new proposal in the works now that will make the entire U.P. an experimental QDM area restricting the harvest of antlered bucks to three points on one side. Superior Deer Management, a group that was highly successful in getting a similar measure passed three years ago in the Central U.P, is driving spearheading this measure with help from many other groups and associations. I hunt extensively in the Central U.P. in the middle of the current QDM zone and have seen some positive results from the current measures all ready. There have also been some sacrifices. I've had to pass up some shots that I otherwise would have taken, but I've also seen more big bucks in my hunting areas. Perhaps the biggest benefit I've seen is a buck to doe ratio that used to be 1 to 10 that is now 1 to 2 with about the same number of overall deer. We now see many times more bucks and it's a rare day when I don't see at least one antlered buck during a days hunt. Unless the DNR stops the measure, it will likely go up for a vote of hunters/landowners late next year (2004).