Long awaited November 15 finally almost here
November 15 in Michigan is, without a doubt, a very popular day for many deer hunters, myself included. Of all the state’s hunting seasons, the annual opening of the firearms deer season represents the highest number of participants venturing out in hopes of tagging a deer. It also accounts for the majority of the state’s annual deer harvest, and when you count the high number of hunters venturing into the “deer antlers” on the same day, you know things are about to be. produce!
There are many traditions and festivities associated with Opening Day, including deer camps, lots of camaraderie, âpolesâ and numerous big money contests statewide. Back then, deer hunters who ventured out on opening day were referred to as the Red and Black Checkered Army, but since the requirement for Hunter Orange, which emerged in the early 1970s, they were called “the army of pumpkins.” “