The 2014 firearm deer season in Michigan is over. Deer numbers are down this year. Severe winter weather, standing corn that provides cover, and continued recovery from a disease outbreak from years ago are among the reasons cited.
Early reports from the Michigan DNR on the 2012 firearm deer season showed varying results from region to region. Now that firearm season is over and we have more data, the Michigan DNR is calling 2012 "successful".