To All: Our QDM practices first and foremost has to protect the habitat. If we let it go without intervention it would absolutely destroy the property along with a the genetics we are trying to protect. To compare this area with other states and areas to implement QDM practices is totally ludicrous. We our implementing the strictest QDM procedures so there will not have to be a large culling of bucks/does. In doing this, we will save our best genetics and preserve the natural habitat. Read the studies of what happened in the 80's on the FOX Islands, In conclusion overpopulation ruins habitat along with the herd and these areas were also heavily hunted. Another point our QDM only is for this area in question (not the entire state)-what is unique is that it will not affect the surrounding Deer Management Units in Mich directly. QDM procedures have to revised differently for unique areas. Our stance is that MDNR needs to review and overhaul QDM & DMU in Michigan to make this state more appealable to hunt. People see a buck pole like above, and think WOW...but this is an area that can be managed (for years ), but think about an entire state. If Michigan had an 8 point better law-for three years- we would be amazingly surprised on how many CBM entries there would be. WOW would be everywhere in Mich. Look at Pennsylvania--they are on the right tract. One thing that dismays this way of thinking is that every hunter's opinion of QDM is different- a spike, 4 or six point is a trophy to some hunters & 140 inch to another. We all have to have some commonground to make this State the best Whitetail hunting or atleast one of the most desired areas to hunt. This would altimately increase revenue for the DNR & State of Mich. We need some changes.