A ban on deer baiting could spread to the Upper Peninsula for the 2019 hunting season.
Last year, the first deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in the U.P. and that prompted the recommendation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The deer was found in southern Dickenson County.
Chad Stewart, deer and elk specialist for the DNR, says the ban would not be across the entire U.P.
“We’re proposing just a small area focused around that index case that we identified last year,” he says.