Deer Management

  • The Planning Process

    DoeThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created a Management Plan for Michigan White-tailed Deer. White-tailed deer generate various levels of interest among Michigan's citizens. This interest covers a large range of issues with many different perspectives. To prepare a strategic management plan for deer, issues and perspectives needed to be identified, science-based information provided and stakeholder perspectives explored. 

  • Michigan Deer Management Plan PDF icon


  • Regional Deer Advisory Teams

    With the adoption of the Michigan Deer Management Plan on May 6, 2010, the Department of Natural Resources committed to establishing a Regional Deer Advisory Team (RDAT) for each ecologically-based region of Michigan.