Published January 1, 2000 | January 2000 issue
You might not think of deer as economic development, but a new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that the Upper Peninsula reaps a windfall of $250 million annually from hunting.
Although U.P. hunters registered less than 10 percent (56,000) of the 600,000 deer taken in Michigan in 1998, hunters are spending hundreds of dollars on lodging, transportation, food and other hunting-related items.