Antlerless deer hunting applications available|
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today reminded hunters that the application period for a 2003 public land antlerless deer license extends through Aug. 1. Public land antlerless licenses are available only through the drawing process. There will be no leftover public land licenses available following the drawing.
Hunters may apply online at www.michigan.gov/dnr, at a customer service kiosk, or at any authorized license agent. There is a $4.00 nonrefundable application fee. Drawing results will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the DNR web site (www.michigan.gov/dnr). Postcards to successful applicants who did not apply online will be mailed by Sept. 11. All others should check results online after Sept. 9.
Private land antlerless licenses will be available over-the-counter beginning Aug. 2. There is no minimum acreage requirement, and hunters are no longer required to provide tax ID number to purchase a private land license. Hunters may purchase one license per day until the Deer Management Unit quota is filled. There is no limit to the number of private land antlerless licenses an individual hunter may purchase.
Hunters age 12-16 may purchase one antlerless license over-the-counter (public or private) until Aug. 1. No application fee or drawing is required. A youth must appear in person with a parent or guardian to purchase a Junior Antlerless Deer Hunting License.
Wildlife officials noted an error in the printed version of the 2003 Antlerless Deer Hunting Guide.
The hunt table listing Deer Management Units (DMUs) open for public land hunting should read as follows:
DMU 027 and 043 are OPEN to public antlerless deer hunting.
DMU 023, 036 and 083 are CLOSED to public antlerless deer hunting.
For more information, see the 2003 Michigan Antlerless Deer Hunting Guide or online at www.michigan.gov/dnr (available early August).