Hunting Interest Spikes in Michigan

Hunting Interest Spikes in Michigan

( – Hunting license applications have seen a sharp increase from last year, and Michigan has been no exception. Maybe it’s because people had to cancel their summer plans and still want to enjoy the outdoors. Or, perhaps food shortages earlier this year convinced them of the need to be prepared to hunt for food.

Despite being amid a pandemic, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has seen a spike in deer hunting licenses. With 584,802 licenses issued in 2019, that number has been increased to 751,310 this year. According to a recent report by The Daily Tribune, many hunters also acquired multiple permits, including ones for archery, firearms, and antlerless.

Michigan DNR’s mid-September report showed an increase of nearly 27% compared to the same time as last year and almost a 122% increase in overall participation year-on-year. The final numbers for hunting licenses won’t be available until the end of the year. However, the Michigan DNR reports their biggest day for license applications is usually the day before firearms deer hunting season starts in mid-November.

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