Despite the fact that 85% of Michigan deer hunters polled want the opening of Michigan's general gun season to remain at November 15, Rep. Kevin Cotter - R, Mt. Clemens has introduced a bill to change it. HB 4259 would mandate that the season would open on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of November, whichever is closest to the 15th.
The reason is primarily economic. A Michigan State University hunter participation study has shown that at least 10% more hunters are in the woods when the 15th falls on a Saturday. This brings almost $2 million more into the coffers if each hunter buys only one tag, and many buy more than one.