Michigan DNR Encourages Hunters to Report Hunting Activity Online

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Michigan DNR Encourages Hunters to Report Hunting Activity OnlineThe Department of Natural Resources reminds deer hunters they can report the results of their hunts online. Information gathered from hunters who voluntarily report their results will be used along with information collected through the DNR’s annual mail survey to help provide the best information available for making management decisions. The DNR encourages hunters to report their results even if they did not bag a deer.

“Our online survey provides all deer hunters with a unique opportunity to directly affect the management of deer in Michigan,” said DNR Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason. “There’s simply no such thing as too much information.”

All deer hunters are invited to complete the online survey before April 1, 2009. Hunters should postpone reporting their harvest, however, until they have finished hunting for the season, in order to maximize accuracy. For example, muzzleloader hunters who might still go out for another hunt, or archers who intend to hunt over the holiday period, should wait until after their last hunt to make their report.

The survey is available on the DNR Web site at http://www.michigan.gov/dnr, under the Hunting and Deer sections. Anyone who bought a license, regardless of whether they were successful – or even went afield – is encouraged to participate. However, once a survey has been completed, hunters will not be allowed to enter new information.