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E-M:/ AUGUST 1 IS DEADLINE FOR ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSES



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>Date: Mon, 14 Jul 97 13:49:50 -0500
>From: turneys@dnrserver1.dnr.state.mi.us
>Subject: AUGUST 1 IS DEADLINE FOR ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSES
>To: DNRWire@dnrserver1.dnr.state.mi.us
>Sender: owner-dnrwire@dnrserver1.dnr.state.mi.us
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>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>14 JULY 97 
>CONTACT: John Urbain, 517-373-1263
>
>AUGUST 1 IS DEADLINE FOR ANTLERLESS DEER LICENSES
>
>LANSING-Hunters beware: a number of significant deer license deadlines are 
>fast approaching, according to the Michigan Department of Natural 
>Resources. 
>
>For starters, the final day to apply for antlerless deer hunting licenses 
>is August 1. Last year, the deadline to apply for an antlerless deer 
>license was September 24. 
>
>Also, some hunters can purchase antlerless deer licenses over-the-counter 
>for the first time ever, without participating in the drawing. The deadline 
>for purchasing these special licenses also is August 1. 
>
>As part of the Michigan DNR's deer management strategy for the 1997 season, 
>hunters will have more opportunities to harvest deer, said George Burgoyne, 
>Wildlife Division Chief. 
>
>"This year's August 1 deadline will allow antlerless licenses to be 
>available by the October 1 archery deer season opener and provide hunters 
>with more flexibility to harvest deer from areas with too many deer," 
>Burgoyne said.
>
>Another change in the regulations from past years is that in 1997, 
>antlerless licenses are "stand alone" licenses, which can be used in all 
>deer seasons with hunting equipment appropriate for the season and hunting 
>zone. The lone exception to this rule is the early firearm season in Deer 
>Management Unit 215.
>
>The following groups can purchase an antlerless license over-the-counter: 
>
>1. Young hunters aged 12-16 who have completed a hunter safety course by 
>August 1 can purchase an antlerless license over-the-counter for deer 
>management units open to the taking of antlerless deer. These licenses are 
>available at any license agent, and the young hunter must appear in person 
>at the time of purchase. 
>
>2. A property owner with 10 acres or more of contiguous, huntable land in 
>specific southern Michigan antlerless deer management units -- or a person 
>that rents, leases, or has permission from the property owner to hunt such 
>land -- can purchase a private-land antlerless deer license 
>over-the-counter on a first-come, first-served basis. (Forty or more acres

>of contiguous, huntable land is still required in all other counties of the 
>state.) A hunter may purchase only one license through August 1, but 
>leftover licenses will be available for purchase at a later date. The 
>following deer management units have private land licenses available for 
>purchase over the counter at any license agent: 108, 122, 123, 124, 137, 
>138, 139, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 
>208, 223, 224, 225, 237, 250, 251, 252, and 337.
>
>For eligible hunters, purchasing these licenses over-the-counter eliminates 
>the $4 application fee. Hunters should be aware that the statewide 
>electronic license system will reject any application for a license that is 
>available for over-the-counter purchase, in order to avoid overcharging 
>hunters who don't need to pay the $4 fee. 
>
>More than 456,000 antlerless deer hunting licenses are available this year, 
>compared to about 400,000 last year. Most of the increases are in southern 
>Lower Peninsula deer management units.
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>
>

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             Rita Jack     Hartland, MI
                 <yukon@ismi.net>
  "I have seen the enemy, and it is us." -Pogo
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