Area bow hunter likes deer season prospects

BARRYTON — Doug Jackson, an active member of the Barryton Conservation Club, was helping out on Saturday at the Central Michigan Hunters Unlimited Banquet at St. Michaels School. But like all other active bow hunters, he couldn’t help but speculate about upcoming prospects for the season that starts on Sunday.

Jackson runs the popular Stick Bow Shoot at the Barryton Conservation Club in July. During his volunteer work with the CMHU on Saturday, he acknowledged he’s an active bow hunter.

“Temperatures are a little warm for it,” he said a week ago when it was in the high 80s. “But temperatures are supposed to be down a little bit. They’re supposed to be down a little bit in the 60s in the daytime and in the 40s at night, we’re hoping so anyway. I would as soon it not be too warm”

The speculation is there are plenty of bucks out there.

“There’s an ample deer herd in this year,” Jackson said. “There’s a lot of bucks and some pretty good bucks.”

Jackson’s best all-time buck with a bow is a 14-pointer, plus a 15-point nontypical.

After the Nov. 15-30 firearm season, bow season resumes in December.

Dpug Jackson (right) talks with an attendee at last week’s Central Michigan Hunter’s Unlimited banquet.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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