Bow Hunting on Power Island Approved
In an effort to control the deer population, and upon recommendation by the Michigan
Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation, which stewards ten parks, has opened Power Island (and connected Bassett Island) for deer bow hunting between October 16 and November 14, 2017, and between December 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018.
According to County Parks and Recreation Director Kristine Erickson, “It makes sense to open Power Island to bow hunting every year to help prevent the deer there from starving due to lack of vegetation. It also provides a recreational opportunity in a unique location.” Prior to exiting his Power Island post this week, Parks and Recreation Ranger Fred Tank reported seeing between 15 and 20 deer.
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