State Rep. Ken Borton is joining a chorus of state officials in calling on outdoorsmen to focus on doe hunting this year. Officials have been sounding the alarm about a concerning rise in deer populations. Overpopulation can lead to damaged crops, widespread disease, and increased car accidents.
“Too many deer can become dangerous for Michigan,” said Borton, R-Gaylord. “Hunters are Michigan’s first line of defense for conserving our environment. This year, we’re asking them to let a couple big bucks walk and focus on the does.”
State officials have reported mounting annual decreases in Michigan hunters. This, paired with a growing trophy hunting mindset, has led to deer overpopulations. Officials said hunters focusing on adult female deer could help manage the overpopulation.
“We’ve all seen the growing number of deer dead at the side of the road,” Borton said. “This comes as farmers report increased damage to their crops. It’s time for outdoorsmen to step up and embrace Michigan’s conservationist history. Everyday hunters are the best way for the state to get this problem under control.”
State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, was happy to present this flag and letter to Commissioner Marc Milburn of Roscommon County for presentation to Paull Fry who has served his country honorably in the US Navy and for his many years of service to generations of young people during his time as an educator. ###
“If we transition the passport program from opt-in to opt-out we are effectively creating a tax on people who don’t pay attention. We shouldn’t be forcing people to pay for a park pass they don’t even know they’re receiving and may never use. The governor is trying to bankroll her liberal agenda on the backs of working-class folks who won’t see the hit coming.”
“A bipartisan package to keep our kids safe seems like the perfect thing for the House to work on while we’re split 54-54,” Borton said. “We need to refocus our attention away from inconsequential bills with limited impact and get back to the issues people care most about – that can start with securing school safety resources for kids back home.”
“Sometimes in this job I really have to remind myself that it’s impossible to help people who don’t want to help themselves. Democrats have zero interest in helping themselves, or the people of Michigan right now. All they have to do is walk across the aisle and negotiate if they’re truly interested in putting people first and making things better. But instead, they’re still grasping to the convoluted idea that they have complete control.”