Friday is deadline for hunters to check in deer
Department of Natural Resources: Friday is deadline for hunters in Michigan to check in deer
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says Friday is the last day for hunters to check in deer following last year's hunt.
The DNR says biological data received at check stations helps it make management decisions. Skulls with intact jaws, teeth and antlers are needed for the optional check-in. Hunters who participate get a 2012 deer management cooperator patch.
A list of check stations is posted online. Hunters who killed a deer in Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle or Roscommon counties are asked to submit the deer's head for bovine tuberculosis testing.
Bovine tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial disease of cattle and other animals. Authorities found it among Michigan deer in 1994.
- Gov. Snyder signs bill allowing wolf hunting season
- 2 men accused of illegally killing deer in Warren
- Man shoots finger off while hunting in W. Michigan
- Students find mastodon bone
- 78-year-old grandma bags 8-point buck
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.