There’s One Michigan Location Where Deer Hunters Shouldn’t Eat Their Kill
There is nothing like a Michigan hunting camp for the firearm whitetail deer season, but you better make sure your camp is not near this area if you plan to eat your kill.
Michigan Deer Camp
For generations, deer camp has been a ritual for many Michigan hunters for as long as I can remember. A group of hunters gets together in that place for the annual firearm deer season in hopes of harvesting that big buck.
At many deer camps, it's a chance for generations of hunters to get together to hunt, eat by the campfire and tell stories from the hunter's past.
Some hunting camps look at the annual deer season as a right of passage for a young boy in getting his first buck as some sort of the first step toward manhood. Nonetheless, it's a great time for older hunters to share moments with younger hunters in hopes of shaping their lives moving forward.
Don't Have Your Hunting Camp Near This Area of Michigan If you Want to Eat Your Kill
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are urging hunters to not eat any venison taken within three miles of Clark's Marsh in Oscoda Township in Iosco County.
Hopefully, you don't have a deer camp in the area of Clark's Marsh because the deer meat in the region has been tainted with a variety of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). I'm sure you have seen those "Do Not Fish" advisories, this is the same thing, but for deer.
Make sure your deer camp is nowhere near Clark's Marsh by clicking here for a map of the "Do Not Eat" deer advisory area.