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Deer baiting regulations may change

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A ban on deer baiting could spread to the Upper Peninsula for the 20-19 hunting season.

The first deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in the U-P last year and that has prompted the recommendation.

The deer was found in southern Dickenson County.

Chad Stewart is the deer specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

He says the ban would not be across the entire U.P.

“We’re proposing just a small area sort of focused around that index case that we identified last year.”

The D-N-R is hosting a handful of public meetings throughout the state

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission will vote on the proposal in July.