Many Michigan deer hunters consider the opening day of firearms season a state holiday. Thousands of sports-people joined the hunt starting this past Saturday. Last year 43-percent of Michigan hunters were successful, for a total of about 385,000 deer harvested.
Equally important to hunter planning is the proper management of Michigan’s hunting lands. That’s where Gib King comes in. King is a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service based in East Lansing. He helps private land owners create individualized plans for habitat care.
Current State's Peter Whorf spoke with King about this year’s hunt and his work.