Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vulcan, Michigan
Up until last week I was driving back and forth to Marquette General everyday for 24 days to visit my wife (she's better now and been moved to rehab). One night I came home about midnight and driving down M95 down around Witch Lake I began to see a few deer. When I got down to the Floodwood there were deer literally all over the place along the sides of the road. All feeding on the grass along the shoulder where they resodded it several years ago when they repaved the road there. Had to slow down to about 35-40 MPH for several miles as there were often 15 to 20 deer in sight in the headlights in the short stretch between the Floodwood and Silver Lake and after that gradually saw less and less and after Channing I saw just a few for the rest of the drive.
Didn't count them, but a conservative estimate would be around 125 or so, and probably more. Only saw that a few times before at other places. Just happened conditions and timing were right. A whole bunch of hungry deer probably coming from miles away to the best, and maybe only really good, food source in the area.
Worked out okay - I was really tired, but I was wide awake for the last 40 miles of the trip home!