- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - Estimates from the state Department of Natural Resources say this year’s firearm deer hunting season may be one of the least successful that the Upper Peninsula has seen in years.

Dusty Arsnoe, a wildlife biologist for the DNR’s Escanaba field office, tells the Daily Press of Escanaba (https://bit.ly/1FJ6VBu ) that across the U.P. this year’s deer hunting season has seen the lowest harvest totals in the past two decades.

The 15-day firearms season ended Sunday.

In the Escanaba area, Arsnoe says the total likely will be down about 37 percent from the area’s 10-year average. Additional figures are due out later.

Cold weather and deep snow put a damper on the hunt, though a warm-up about midway through the season may have contributed to some hunting success.

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Information from: Daily Press, https://www.dailypress.net

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