LANSING, MI – Hunters in some Michigan counties can purchase antlerless deer licenses for the reduced price of $ 5.
The offer, an offer compared to the regular cost of $ 20, is for hunters in MNR 452 and 487 deer management units, which include all counties of Alcona, Alpena, Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle. .
The reduced cost is intended to encourage hunters to take more deer, which would help manage herd size in northeast Michigan and could reduce the amount of bovine tuberculosis in the area, according to the DNR. Discounted permits are available to resident and non-resident hunters.
Bovine tuberculosis is transmitted mainly through the exchange of respiratory secretions between infected and uninfected animals. This transmission usually occurs when animals are in close contact with each other. Bacteria released into the air from coughing and sneezing or from shared food sources can transmit the disease to uninfected animals.
The licenses will be offered at this reduced cost until October 2021. The resources to support the rebate have been provided by the State of Michigan, which has earmarked dollars from the General Fund to replace the revenue that the Game and Fish Protection Fund loses. thanks to the licenses given.