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Mission Statement

Michigan Deer Hunters: Let em Go, Let em Grow exists to protect the legacy of deer hunting, control disease, and enhance the overall hunting experience in the state of Michigan through the implementation of statewide antler point restrictions.  

Our Mission Objectives

First and foremost our mission is to gain support for statewide antler point restrictions on both the restricted and unrestricted combination buck tags. Per the DNR guidelines this would mean a 3 point on one side restriction in Zone 1 and 2, and a 4 point on one side restriction in Zone 3. The restricted tag would remain 4 points on one side. Our group goal is 3 points on one side minimum on the regular tag.  The restricted tag of course is 4 points on one side. By joining our ranks you are personally committing to harvest only bucks with at least 3 points on one side. Everybody has a different definition of a "shooter" so please respect that. Our goal is to make Michigan a great state to hunt the whitetail deer for generations to come. This includes the commitment of individuals managing our resource to the best of their knowledge and abilities.

Our mission also includes informing people about herd management, habitat management and trigger finger management. If we don't know the answer to a question we will use our resources to find the answer. We will not tolerate any degrading of another hunter's harvest under any circumstances as long as there is an attempt made to stay within our guidelines of a minimum 3 points on one side. You will be permanently and immediately banned without warning if you do so. Youth hunters are exempt in our minds until they are 17 years old. During this period we ask that the young hunters be educated and groomed to understand the importance of “Selective Harvest” and be educated in herd and habitat management.

How do we plan to do this?

We have a very wide range of members from the beginner to the seasoned veteran. Please take this into consideration and remember that no question (no matter how simple) is a dumb question. Part of being a knowledgeable hunter is reading the rules and regulations book from cover to cover prior to the season beginning. Before asking a rules or regs question, please consult the rule book prior to asking.

1. Protect young (mostly yearling) bucks.

2. Harvest does based on your area.

3. Manage habitat within your hunting area to the best of your ability.

4. Treat other hunters with respect.

5. Hunt ethically at all times.

6. Encourage other hunters to get on board with this movement and lead by example.

7. Get young people into hunting. Mentor a young hunter.

8. Let them go and Let them grow!


Together we can make Michigan a Great Whitetail State. A State that would rival any Midwest state! Thank you for your commitments and support!

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