LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – November 15th has been the official start of firearm deer hunting season in Michigan since 1968. However, state officials are considering moving opening day to a Saturday.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says hunters have overwhelmingly said they don’t want the start date to change. In fact, 85% want to keep November 15th as opening day, according to recent surveys.

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Despite that feedback, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission is weighing a change to try to get more people out in the woods.

The DNR says they have found no evidence that changing the starting date will increase participation