As deer hunting season officially kicks off in Michigan this weekend, many will take to the field, take that shot with their gun or bow, but then need to find the deer they KNOW they hit. That's where Michigan's Deer trackers come in.

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Michigan Deer Trackers for 2022

The Michigan Deer Tracking Association maintains a list of trackers for the entire state. These trackers and their dogs help hunters find lost deer after being wounded.

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When should I call a tracker when I hit a deer?

According to the MDTA, you can call as soon as you make the shot:

You can call as soon as you make the shot! If you think your shot was marginal, give us a call or text before you look for blood. We can give you tips and pointers which will increase your chances of finding your deer, or advise you to have a dog out to help.

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How do I find a Deer Tracker in Michigan?

The MDTA maintains an updated list sorted by Michigan counties. They also make available trackers 'in-training' that can also help you find your deer. These trackers do not charge as they train themselves and their dogs, but they do accept tips

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Michigan Deer Tracker List By County

  • ALLEGAN:
    Brian Alberda-616.366.3897
    Jay Bohl - 269.254.6327
  • BRANCH:
    Chase Wyatt - 517.240.0203
  • CALHOUN:
    Brent Ladd-517.494.0691
  • CASS:
    David Laing -269.548.7166
    (NO texting)
  • CHEBOYGAN:
    Tressa Bruce-231.420.3601
  • CLINTON:
    Dave Dainton -517.281.0501
  • CRAWFORD:
    Renee Bickar -848.248.0788
  • GLADWIN:
    Stephanie Ady-Adams
    989.387.3492
  • GRAND TRAVERSE:
    Ryan Smith - 716.392.0487
    Mark Krull -231.218.3944
    Steve Davis - 231.218.4000
  • GRATIOT:
    Darrell & Julie Maggert
    989.992.9799
  • HURON:
    Darren Catennacci - 989.975.2404
    Chad Helewski -989.928.2781
    Jim Nugent -989.550.9118
  • IOSCO:
    Tom Laracey-941.779.6124
  • ISABELLA:
    Andrew Curtiss-989.330.3740
  • KENT:
    Eric & Janice Peterson - 616.773.0840
    Tavis Polinskey - 616.322.2644
    Tim Leitz -616.916.6184
  • LAPEER:
    Steve Bauer-810.275.5936
  • LIVINGSTON:
    Scott Lefevre -248.320.2709
    Terry Folts-517.376.2181
  • MACOMB:
    Heath Postma - 616.980.6743
    Glen French-586.718.5258
  • MIDLAND:
    Chad Sinicki - 989.450.4943
  • MONTCALM:
    Curt Simon - 989.565.0186
    Dan Clewley - 231.670.4261
    Angie Clewley - 231.670.4272
  • MUSKEGON:
    Brian Dagen-231.343.6270
    Matt Carlson - 231.342.5870
  • OAKLAND:
    Jared Tucker-810.877.9927
  • OCEANA:
    Bret Bryant - 231.730.3365
  • OTSEGO:
    Wayne Green - 989.390.5030
  • OGEMAW:
    Rick Martin - 989.984.4201
  • OTTAWA:
    Tony Hill - 616.826.7591
    Alex Hunt - 727.463.9263
    Kevin Dewald - 616.443.8953
  • SANILAC:
    Sean Jordan - 810.304.3168
  • ST CLAIR:
    Ken Jordan - 810.459.9814
    Ryan Lauhoff - 586.863.7207
  • SHIAWASEE:
    Jake Sexton-248.255.8550
  • TUSCOLA:
    Seth Lewis 810.272.0619
  • VANBUREN:
    Nick Rand - 269.823.8613
  • WASHTENAW:
    Allen & Linda Perry
    248.496.3526
  • WESTERN UP:
    Al Sherman-812.717.0301
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First Year Trackers for Michigan Whitetail Deer

  • CALHOUN - Janette Ladd 517.936.6381
  • GENESEE - Mike Errer 989.233.3894
  • MANISTEE - Brian Kendall 616,485,8974
  • MECOSTA - Caleb Evans 989.287.1338
    Ron Richter 989.339.0298
  • OTTAWA - Travis Conner 616.210.5923
  • WASHTENAW - Joe Tacoma 248.826.9073
  • INGHAM - Tom McFarland 517.281.4582
  • JACKSON - Matt Burger 517.930.0113

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