Firearms Deer Season Begins Wednesday

Jeffrey, Ryan and Jeff Cameron as deer hunting season opens

Tomorrow Michigan’s firearms deer season begins and runs through Nov. 30. A variety of tips for deer hunters has been published by the state Department of Natural Resources.  These tips include – wearing hunter orange clothing.  Remember that Deer hunting shooting hours in the Thumb are 6:54 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. on opening day.  Be aware of baiting and feeding rules.  The state has antlerless deer tags available for both private and public land.   An instructional video about how to quarter a deer is available on youtube.   Consider donating a deer after you have filled your freezer. Go to the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger website at for more information.  The state’s 2017 Michigan Deer Hunting Forecast can be found at You can also find apps and maps of where to hunt on public and private land at

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