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Firearm deer season opens

It’s an exciting day for hunters and their families that are going to be starting their season today.
Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 6:52 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan’s firearm deer season starts Monday and runs through Nov. 30. Hunters can start taking aim 30 minutes before sunrise and go until 30 minutes after sunset.

Those that are new to the sport will want to take the time to know their firearm and how it functions. Hunters are also responsible for where their bullets end up and for properly tagging their deer. Conservation officers often see the wrong kill tag on game, such as fish or turkey licenses on deer.

Local stores have been trying to keep up with the demand for supplies.

Managers at Blains Farm and Fleet in Jackson tell News 10 this is the most people they’ve seen interested in getting a hunting license since 2019. They say the pandemic is the reason for the increase.

“More than 50 percent here at Blains,” said Assistant Manager at Blains Farm and Fleet, Ann Reed. “We’ve had lines up there, so the customer is getting out there and hunting and fishing and doing all of that this year.”

Information on licenses can be found here.

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