I'm from South Georgia and I'm calling BS on your non management statement..can't speak for the rest of the southern states but I know you're not right about Georgia. Their management stuff has gone crazy stupid the last 20 years. Back it up with some data and I'll take a look and talk to the boys down home. They drunk the Kool aid down there years ago and are regretting it...the farmers are still shooting deer off their porches to save the crops..Won’t be long until Michigan’s deer regulations are as liberal as the Southeast states like pathetic GA, AL, MS, LA & TN 3 month rifle seasons. They don’t just have BAD management. They have NO management. It’s why all I see is plates from these states in our Illinois public lots all November. I live 15 minutes from the Michigan state line and would not dream of wasting even one day of the rut there.
I feel sympathetic to legitimate MI deer hunters who dream of a well managed herd. A shame because it has so much potential and could be so good.