In a long overdue move by the Natural Resources Commission, anyone receiving compensation for deer processing must receive a free license from the MI DNR.

In effort to protect our deer herd and keep a running record as to who in the State is handling these animals for processing and to protect against Chronic Wasting Disease.

The license is of no cost and the order is effective immediately. Those wishing to process deer on their own premises can go to the link here: MI DNR  This will give the MI DNR the ability to share information with hunters that are looking for processors near them. Those who are unable to fill out the form on line can call this number for assistance. 517-284-9453

Don't forget,  hunters can also the help local hungry by donating their venison to Sportsmen Against Hunger which can get it to local food pantries that will distribute it to those in need in our community.