The Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Deer hunters and others interested in deer management in Michigan are invited to join the Department of Natural Resources at 7 p.m. Tuesday for “DNR Live: Deer” – a one-hour online forum designed to answer questions from the public about the state’s deer population, hunting seasons and regulations.

The video event will stream live on the DNR’s Facebook page at A Facebook account is not required to access the page and watch the livestream event.

The online forum’s panel of DNR experts will include the Wildlife Division’s deer and elk program leader Brent Rudolph and wildlife veterinarian Steve Schmitt, along with Law Enforcement Division Assistant Chief Dean Molnar.

The public is invited to post questions in advance on the DNR’s Facebook page, send via Twitter to @MichiganDNR using the hashtag #DNRlive, or email to [email protected], no later than 5 p.m. Monday.

“We are excited to use this interactive technology to share information with the public on the cusp of Michigan’s firearm deer season opener,” said DNR Director Keith Creagh. “Our panel of experts is looking forward to answering a broad range of questions about deer management and hunting. We expect to address deer season prospects and the health of the state’s deer herd, including this year’s outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD).”

For more information about how to participate in the “DNR Live: Deer” online forum, email [email protected] or contact DNR Public Information Officer Ed Golder at [email protected]. To learn more about deer management and hunting in Michigan, visit