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My family has taken some good

My family has taken some good ones in the past but I have not been back for over 20 years. They all tell me the herd is way down over what it was and only take an 8 point or better every 4 or 5 years. They all blame it on the wolves.

Someday I'll get back and check it out when I go visit my mom and see for myself. She just moved back last year so I never had a reason before.

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I'm not sure are many wolves

I'm not sure are many wolves where you are talking about, but if there are the deer will definitely suffer and they are also holding down the moose population up there!

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The deer population has

The deer population has gotten quite sad up there.  I read somewhere about how many deer the dnr figures the wolves kill each year in the U.P. and it is ridiculous.  Its amazing there are any left.  It was just a few years ago when the U.P. was the place to be in MI for the big bucks and some excellent whitetail hunting.  I do have friends that have property and do quite well every year not too far from escanaba.  Maybe one of these days we will get to hunt those wolves.  Has anyone else seen those numbers on the wolf deer kill i looked for the magazine and must have thrown it out.

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http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10363_10856_10905-150249--,00.html

Here's an article on it but it's interesting that the DNR tries to downplay the huge number of deer that the wolves kill by saying it's mimimal compared to other causes of death.

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That data is about as much BS

That data is about as much BS as all the rest of the data the DNR puts out!  They don't have any friggin idea how many deer or anything else are out there or how many are taken each year.  The deer harvest count during deer season is baloney and the only true way to know what's taken as far as I'm concerned is if they have mandatory reporting like Wisconsin.

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