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Do you support Statewide Antler Point Restrictions?

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    Votes: 132 32.3%
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GVDocHoliday,

I've been saying that for years.

Michigan is sitting on a gold mine in our deer herd. We could choose to manage it so that it would be best in the nation. We have the genetics, we have the food, we have the cover. All we need is protection and age for our bucks. If we had an older age class of bucks out of state hunters would be standing in line to spend money in Michigan. Instead the MDNRE has decided to undervalue our deer herd and sell mass quantities of $15 dollar tags to everyone who want to kill an immature buck.

Hey I have an idea, let's have the MDNRE even go a step further. Maybe they should stand at the state line and personally discourage out of state dollars from entering. They could hold up signs saying " MDNRE sold the deer herd, keep out!"

Its all about economics. If you create a deer herd that's valued, hunters will pay. I'd gladly pay twice as much for a resident deer tag if we had a healthy herd will proper age structure and proper buck/doe ratio. Wouldn't you?
 
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