BIG RAPIDS - DNR wildlife biologists like Pete Kailing from the Paris field office found themselves busy in December as the 2019 deer season officially came to a close.
"We had a good season overall," Kailing said. "We have preliminary numbers which showed us the harvest in the northern Lower Peninsula was similar to last year. We won't have our final numbers in until the summer mailout survey. The weather was hit and miss the whole fall, from October to November to even December.