Archery Deer Hunting season officially began on October 1st and will be running now until Nov. 14th, and it is then set to reopen again on December 1st through January 1st.

The Department of Natural Resources is asking those who are going to participate this year, to check up on the 2019 Hunting Digest for updates on regulations in their areas.

Baiting deer or elk in the Lower Peninsula is banned, as well in the core Chronic Wasting Disease are up in the U.P. The only exception is for those with liabilities, or those who meet specific requirements.

Those who are going to be hunting in areas such as Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties are encouraged to take their deer to A DNR check station for bovine tuberculosis testing, according to FOX 47.
Some new antler point restrictions are issued in Ionia, Mecosta and Montcalm counties.

More information about the 2019 bow hunting season can be found here.