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Pandemic Boredom Brings Michiganders Outdoors, But Is It Sustainable?

Apr 14, 2021
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Hunting and fishing have trended up during the pandemic, but what happens next remains in flux.

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There’s been a surge in the number of deer hunting licenses sold in 2020, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It likely coincides with an overall increase in outdoor recreation during the pandemic.

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The East Lansing city council is scheduled to vote on a possible deer cull at Tuesday night’s meeting.


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As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation that would have ended Michigan’s ban on using bait to hunt deer or elk, saying the restriction is needed to curb the spread of animal diseases such as chronic wasting disease.

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Hunting wildlife has long been ingrained in Michigan’s culture, but it is currently on a decline across the state as young adults opt to participate in other activities.

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Hunting deer in the city of Ann Arbor will continue as part of efforts to control the deer population.

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The family of a Michigan man who was shot and killed last month while hunting deer is offering a more than $8,000 reward for information about his death, citing concerns that it may not have been accidental.

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Authorities have identified a Lansing man shot and killed while apparently hunting deer in mid-Michigan.

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Authorities say a hunter apparently accidentally shot and killed another hunter in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula on the first day of the state's annual firearms deer season.

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Hunters can now target a larger number of animals at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan.

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