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Wolf complaints in Michigan down from 2009

According to a story which appeared in the Detroit Free Press, wolf complaints from the western Upper Peninsula are down from 2009 – which could mean that deer numbers are up.

“People are bringing in some nice deer” to check stations, said Terry McFadden, a wildlife biologist in the Marquette office of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. “We’re about 8% ahead of last year.

“We’re seeing a lot of 21/2- and 31/2-year-old bucks. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen so many eight-points. There’s excellent antler development, with nice beam diameters.”

Tom Breedlove hunted federal forest land southwest of Marquette and “saw more deer in three days than I did the whole two years before that.”

Read the entire article on freep.com: U.P. deer hunters aren’t crying wolf so often

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