BIG RAPIDS — It seems to be anyone’s guess how successful the 2013 deer season will be. But recent cold weather could potentially make it a very enjoyable one for area hunters.
“I think we have some pretty good prospects,” said Department of Natural Resource wildlife biologist for northern Michigan Steve Griffith. “The deer checks have picked up now that the weather has cooled off. Talking to some of the successful archery hunters, people are seeing deer moving, bucks chasing does, as well as reports from other DNR staff on the same thing. They’re seeing an increase in activity.