Below is a news release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
During the first hunt period of the elk season, which has concluded, 83 state hunters harvested elk (29 bulls, 52 cows and two calves), and two Pure Michigan Hunt winners harvested bulls.
The early elk season is designed to target elk outside of their traditional range over the course of 12 days. Hunters had excellent weather conditions throughout the three hunt periods (Sept. 1-4, Sept. 18-21 and Oct. 2-5.), with mild temperatures throughout the days, cool nights and little rain or wind.
Elk licenses were awarded to 100 Hunt Period 1 hunters and 160 Hunt Period 2 hunters. The late elk season will take place Dec. 12-20.
(Photo source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)