Department of Natural Resources
The Upper Peninsula (UP) experiences high snowfall that requires deer to seek conifer shelter to survive typical winters. Deer Winter Range (DWR) comprises landscapes in which forested stands are present in sufficient quantity, quality and spatial arrangement to provide food and shelter to mitigate the effects of winter weather conditions and are occupied by deer in winter. The workgroup, comprised of natural resource professionals, private landowners and sportsmen's groups, and was formed in partnership with Safari Club International, is focused on improving and conserving this critical UP winter deer habitat.
The UP Habitat Workgroup has developed detailed deer winter range habitat strategies, including management plans for individual deer wintering complexes.
Stacy Haughey, UP Field Deputy