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Deer Spotted Swimming in Lake Michigan Near Chicago Harbor [VIDEO]

With the weather warming up, we're all looking for ways to keep cool-- even deer, apparently.

What I love about this video of a deer swimming in Lake Michigan is that's not some super-remote, wooded area like we picture deer hanging out in. This deer is taking a dip near Montrose Harbor in Chicago

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City of Jackson Cancels 2017 Deer Cull

In 2008 they decided to reduce the deer population in the Jackson area.

Mission accomplished I suppose.

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Warm Weather, Fog Create Mixed Results at Start of Michigan Firearm Deer Season

The Michigan DNR says warm weather and foggy conditions led to mixed reviews of the opening of firearm deer season in Michigan.

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Helpful Hunting Tips from the Michigan DNR

Tuesday, November 15th officially kicks off firearm season in Michigan and whether you're a seasoned hunter or going out for the first time, the Michigan DNR has some reminders for hunters...

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Free Junior Deer Hunting Licenses at Meijer on Friday and Saturday

The Michigan DNR has announced that Meijer is giving away free junior deer hunting licenses at all Meijer stores in Michigan on Friday and Saturday.

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Walk Michigan via YouTube
Walk Michigan via YouTube
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Making Friends with Deer in Palmer Park

Who knew that you could run into deer right in the middle of the city? These friendly deer were spotted in Wyoming's Palmer Park recently.

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13-Point Buck Walks Into Grand Rapids Business

It isn't quite yet firearm deer season, but we think maybe this deer was looking for a place to hide before this weekend.

A 13-point buck wandered into Star Collision CARSTAR on Plainfield Ave. near Leonard St. Tuesday afternoon. 

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Michigan Battling West Nile Virus, Avian Flu and Chronic Wasting Disease

Michigan's first cases of avian flu and West Nile virus were confirmed in early June. Chronic wasting disease was discovered in free-ranging deer in Michigan at the end of May.

The Michigan DNR and others are working to stop the spread of all three.

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A deer with CWD. (Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance)
A deer with CWD. (Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance)
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DNR Confirms Michigan’s First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) confirmed Monday that a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose.

This is the first time the disease has been found in Michigan’s free-ranging deer population.

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Officials Warn Michigan Drivers: ‘Don’t Veer for Deer’

With the start of bow hunting season Wednesday, deer are on the move here in West Michigan. October and November are the riskiest months for deer-related vehicle accidents in Michigan.

Because of this, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and other organizations are coming up with new ways to bring the number of deer-related accidents down.

The Traffic Safety Coalition is trying to increase education when it comes to cars and deer by creating a video titled "Don't Veer For Deer", which will be shown in Michigan driver education courses.

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Top 10 Deer Accident States

Well, of COURSE Michigan has to be on the list. It's not like there are deer in Florida or South Carolina Or Mississippi.

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Youth Deer Feature at Dansville SGA -- Michigan DNR
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Free Michigan Junior Deer Hunting Licenses Available at Meijer on Friday, Saturday

Hunters ages 16 years old and younger can get a free junior deer hunting license at all Meijer stores in Michigan on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 12 and 13).

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