Michigan DNR offers tips for dealing with deer after a successful hunt
The deer hunting season is underway in Michigan.
Archery season will soon give way to the state’s regular gun season on Sunday, November 15, so hunters will always need to be prepared to clean up and harvest their deer.
The Michigan DNR recently offered several tips to help hunters prepare for the consequences of a successful hunt.
“Whether this year is your first deer hunting season or your 41st, it is important to have a treatment plan for your deer if you are lucky in the field this fall,” a statement read. “Whether you have a professional processor to do the job or choose to process your deer yourself, preparation is key to keeping meat fresh and tasty. “
Hunters looking for a good overview can start by looking at this DNR video explaining how to ward off a deer.
The MRN also provides a complete list of professionals Michigan wild game processors.
The MRN also reminds hunters that health and safety are very important when processing a deer. Hunters should wear latex or rubber gloves when handling deer and clean knives and other tools in a 50% bleach and 50% water solution when finished.
Finally, hunters should be careful when cutting near the brain or spinal cord. Hunters who see something disturbing like nodules or abscesses should contact the MRN Wildlife Disease Laboratory by completing this form.