Did you know that Michigan had the nation's second-largest deer harvest in the 2016-17 hunting season, according to a survey by Outdoor Life magazine.

According to the Outdoor Life magazine 341,288 deer in Michigan were harvested in the 2016 - 2017 hunting season

Who came in 1st, the state of Texas where they harvested a whooping 722,044 deer during the 2016 - 2017 hunting season.

States who ranked 3rd through 5th were:

Pennsylvania with 333,254 deer harvested
Wisconsin with 316,774 deer harvested
Georgia with 316,463 deer harvested

According to an article in mlive.com the state of Michigan has about a 1.75 million deer population while Texas has an estimated 4.3 million deer population.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources they are anticipating a 2017 harvest “equal to or slightly exceeding last year's numbers, which were the highest since 2013.”

Good luck to all you hunters!

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