BIG RAPIDS — Initial feedback on the 2015 deer hunting locally seems to indicate the quality of deer harvest was up, but the quantity may not have been that high.
“Locally, I don’t have a sense of the numbers, but I do have a sense that hunters were more successful this year than last,” area DNR wildlife biologist Pete Kailing said. “The first couple of days were excellent weather compared to last year. Antler development appeared to be above normal. Even year and a half old bucks were showing some pretty good antlers this year compared to historical trends.”