Declining Deer Herd Part 1: Full Interview with George Lindquist


I talk to George Lindquist of U.P. Whitetails of Marquette County about our declining deer herd in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The 2023 deer harvest was one of, if not the, lowest deer harvest on record with less than 17,000 deer (12,600) bucks reported harvested. What does that say about our deer herd that has been on the decline for years and what’s causing the decline? George has been a part of multiple sportsman’s groups over the years, including the MUCC, advocating for hunters and proper wildlife and habitat management, and is an avid hunter himself.

"Discovering" story about the 2023 Deer Harvest with interviews with George Lindquist, Gary Gorniak, Richard P. Smith and Chad Stewart of the Michigan DNR will air Monday, Feburary 12.

This is my first interview about the 2023 U.P. deer harvest and deer population and will have a few more posted over the next couple of weeks.

DNR Deer Harvest Reports Page: https://www.mdnr-elicense.com/HarvestReportSummary

DNR Deer Management Initiative: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/about/newsroom/releases/2024/01/17/dnr-launches-deer-management-initiative-to-tackle-contemporary-challenges

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