I recently was speaking with a fellow hunter from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, specifically Baraga County even farther up north than I am. In any case, he was telling me that deer typically this far north, where he hunts in the winter (when bad enough with snow and severely harsh conditions) will travel up to 80 miles to wintering yards south where the food and shelter is much more bearable. I am a yooper myself and I have my doubts that deer will travel this far to winter, but I need someone to tell me if this is true or not and actually have facts or sound reasoning to back up their answers. If so, how far is the farthest a deer will travel to winterize? Are there tagged instances that one can attest to? A biologist would be nice that knows a thing or two about northern deer populations. Boy, where is John Ozoga when you need him?
"I enjoy and become completely immersed in the challenge and the increased opportunity to become for a time a part of nature. Deer hunting is a classical exercise in freedom. It�s a return to fundamentals that I distinctly feel are basic and right"-F.B.