According to Grand Traverse County Parks and Recreation, hunters are now being encouraged to bow hunt for antlerless deer on Power Island.
Officials say it's in an effort to control the deer population on Power Island, and to prevent attrition through starvation. The hunting is only allowed this fall during bow season, through November 14th, as recommended by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
There is no permit fee to bow hunt on Power Island but hunters are required to have the appropriate deer license and to follow all DNR guidelines and laws related to hunting. The hunters are strongly encouraged to harvest antlerless deer.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department by calling 231-922-4818 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..