Mid-Michigan’s Second Firearm Deer Season Starts Friday
Regular firearm deer season is over - or is it? (Gotta admit, I forgot about this fact, until I saw it on the Michigan DNR Facebook page)
Michigan's muzzleloader season for deer starts this Friday in our area (Zone 3). It lasts until December 22nd. But, because we are in the CWD Management Zone, this year, muzzleloader season is just a second firearms deer season. So, if you didn't get your deer from November 15th through the 30th and you don't own a muzzleloader and you hunt in one of those counties - good news - you are still good to go on deer hunting until the 22nd.
According to the DNR's Hunting Digest, the CWD Management Zone includes Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent, Lenawee, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, and Shiawassee counties. This year, in those counties, "Muzzleloader season is open to all legal firearms, regular firearm equipment rules apply".
So, it's not over yet, except for getting out of the chores you said you would do after deer season. (I may be talking about my own situation)
You may show all involved this finely crafted piece of journalism to back your story up.
And here's the link to the Michigan DNR Hunting Digest. You'll want page 44.