This is shaping up to be a disappointing season for firearm deer hunters in the Upper Peninsula.
An early-season storm and lake effect combined to dump more than three feet of snow in parts of the U.P. last week.
Russ Mason is the chief of the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. He says the deep snow is preventing hunters from reaching deer in the U.P.
“You would need a four-wheeler with tracks or a snow machine, and guys just aren’t prepared for that,” says Mason. “I expect the U.P. numbers are going to be way down this year.”