Elk hunting season set to start in Michigan

Elk

ATLANTA, Mich. – Hunting season is set to begin in Montmorency, Cheboygan and Otsego counties for the annual elk hunt, DNR biologists say.

Brian Mastenbrook, Wildlife Field Operations Manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, told the Aplena News that 200 elk permits will be issued for the hunt Tuesday.

Mastenbrook says half the permits will be used this week. The rest will be used during a hunting event planned for December.  Over 100 hunters are expected to hunt this season.

Mastenbrook says only 100 permits have been issued in recent years. Hunters have to pay $5 to apply for a permit and an additional $100 if they’re selected in the lottery.

Mastenbrook says a recent survey shows there are about 1,300 elk in Michigan. A management goal for the herd is usually between 500 and 900 animals.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s