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Don’t forget to report deer harvest

NORTHERN MICHIGAN – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters in the Roscommon area and across the state about the requirement for deer harvest reporting this hunting season. This initiative, now in its second year, aims to gather crucial data for deer management and conservation.

In 2022, 208,408 hunters submitted harvest reports, and an impressive 83% of them completed the process in under five minutes. This efficient reporting system helps improve deer population management and hunting experiences.

To make the reporting process smooth, here are some tips:

  • Use the Michigan DNR Hunt Fish App: Download the official app, sign in or create an account, and enter your harvest report information. It’s the easiest and most convenient way.
  • Have Your License/Tag Number Ready: Before reporting, ensure you have the hunting license/kill tag number for the deer you harvested. A picture of the tag with your smartphone can be helpful.
  • Record the Confirmation Number: After submitting the report, wait for the confirmation number to appear, and save it for your records.
  • Hunters can also report their harvest online via the Michigan DNR Harvest Report webpage. If you misplace your hunting license/kill tag number, you can log in to eLicense using your driver’s license and birthdate or create an account for reporting.

For more information or assistance, visit the DNR deer harvest reporting webpage or contact your local DNR customer service center or the main DNR Wildlife Division line at 517-284-WILD during business hours.

The DNR appreciates hunters’ contributions to conservation efforts and encourages them to fulfill their responsibility by reporting their deer harvests and actively participating in conservation.

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