Category Archives: Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting Blog

Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting Blog

It’s Groundstalk Time on Michigan Huntography #DeerTour

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YeeHaw! Rudy is in town and it’s time to #deertour. Let the action begin.

First Light on Opening Day

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I can’t even begin to describe how much I love sitting on the ground with a heavy frost as dawn breaks and all of nature wakes up.

It’s opening day in michigan.

Be safe and shoot straight everyone.

Opie

It’s Almost Time

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Oh boy! We have a dusting of snow on the ground, the rut is in full swing and the orange army is mobilizing.

Thursday kicks off the most celebrated holiday in Michigan…whitetail gun season. That crazy day when all of us bowhunters will be joined in the woods by 500,000 gun hunters.

I’ll be spending the morning in the stand and then meeting up with Nick Viau from Life and Longbows to prep for Deertour 2012.

It’s gonna be a blast.

Good luck to everyone heading out this week for the gun opener. Be safe and be sure o your target and what is behind.

Opie

The Michigan Special Disabled Firearm Hunt has started and lasts through the weekend.

I love supporting all my fellow sportsmen and women and am happy that our state has a special opportunity for our fellow outdoor enthusiasts who are disabled. Best of luck to everyone who is taking advantage of this special firearm season. I look forward to sharing the woods with you always.

Best,

Opie

Those who meet one of the eligibility requirements below may hunt deer on private land in a special firearm season Oct 18-21:

  • Those who have been issued permits to hunt from a standing vehicle;
  • Those who are legally blind; or
  • Veterans who have a 100-percent disability or are classified as individually unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Permit to hunt from a standing vehicle

A person who, due to injury, disease, amputation or paralysis, is permanently disabled and unable to walk, may apply for a permit to hunt from a standing vehicle (a parked motor vehicle or ORV). Subject to all other regulations including buck limits and antler-point restrictions, this permit also entitles the holder to take a deer of either sex under any valid deer license.

 

Hunters who are legally blind

Legally blind hunters may use laser sighting devices to take game, subject to all other regulations, with a firearm or crossbow if all the following conditions are met:

  • The person is accompanied by a sighted person who is at least 18 years of age;
  • The sighted person possesses proof of a current or previous hunting license (other than an apprentice license) or proof of successful completion of a hunter safety class;
  • The legally blind person possesses the appropriate hunting license and proof of impairment in the form of a Secretary of State ID card. No permit is necessary for this accommodation.

Resident Veterans with Disabilities

A resident of Michigan who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled (for a disability other than blindness) is eligible to purchase senior hunting and trapping licenses from any license agent. A letter from the Veterans Administration stating the person is totally and permanently disabled and eligible for veteran benefits at the 100-percent rate is required. Documentation of eligibility from the Veterans Administration shall be in the possession of a veteran using these licenses.

 

During this hunt for those who qualify only, a firearm or combination license may be used for an antlered or antlerless deer. A Deer Management Assistance (DMA) permit may also be used to take one antlerless deer only, on the property for which it was issued. Archery and junior archery deer licenses are not valid for this hunt.

Bag Limit = one per kill tag

For more information for hunters with disabilities, see the 2012 Hunting and Trapping Digest, page 35.

Deer Season Is Rocking

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Well deer season is rockin and rolling here in michigan. We finally got a good frost last week which should take care of the EHD problem. I’ve been hearing of some nice bucks being taken around the state and was lucky to smoke one myself last Sunday.

Good luck to all my fellow hunters out there.

Be Safe and Shoot straight.

Opie

It’s Springtime in Michigan

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Well there is no denying that it is springtime here in Michigan. Time to tune up the bows, check on the food plots and get ready to hand out some dirt naps to thunderchickens.

Opie

It’s Almost Turkey Time in Michigan

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It’s almost time to hit the woods and chase spring gobblers here in Michigan. Don’t forget to get out and purchase your over the counter tag even if you forgot to apply for a permit.

Opie

Why Can’t this be Love – Deertour Theme Song via @firstlightgear @jesseshaver

This is what I’ll be listening to the rest of the deertour……The First light boys engrained it in my soul during my visit to their deer camp in Michigan.

Congrats @Firstlightgear Deer Found! #deertour #deerhunting #bowhunting #Michigan

20111022 204654 Congrats @Firstlightgear Deer Found! #deertour #deerhunting #bowhunting #Michigan

 Congrats @Firstlightgear Deer Found! #deertour #deerhunting #bowhunting #Michigan

Deer Down! Last Day Cliche Baby #deertour #bowhunting #deerhunting #michigan

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Deer down in Michigan.