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Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Michigan Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Michigan's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Michigan's white-tailed deer harvest for 2014 is 322368 deer with 178229 bucks and 144139 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Michigan's deer habitat as described below. The 2014 white-tailed deer harvest density for Michigan's deer habitat is 6.86 deer per square mile with 3.76 bucks per square mile and 3.09 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerMichigan HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks1782293.76
Anterless 1441393.09
Total3223686.86

Michigan Whitetail Deer Habitat

Michigan's total land area is 58123 square miles. This includes 6131 square miles of urbanized areas, 1403 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Michigan is comprised of 50337 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest20623
Grassland6484
Crops10890
Wetland11137
Shrubland1203
Total Habitat50337

Michigan Deer Hunting Areas

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