DNR session to focus on deer regs

HARRIS — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a public listening session on proposed deer regulations from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Monday in the Turtle Room at the Island Conference Center in Harris.

Comments will be recorded and provided to the Natural Resources Commission. NRC Commissioner David Nyberg of Skandia is scheduled to attend.

The DNR has recommended several hunting regulation changes, including a deer baiting and feeding ban in a Core Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Area that includes portions of Menominee, Dickinson and Delta counties. This zone surrounds the farm where a deer tested positive for the deadly disease in October.

The DNR also has suggested a moderate increase in antlerless deer hunting licenses.

Comments can be offered at NRC@michigan.gov or by mail to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48909-7528.

For more information on chronic wasting disease, visit Michigan.gov/CWD.