Arenac County is situated in southeast Michigan. Arenac county has a land area of 363.19 square miles and a water area of 317.50 square miles. Arenac County is ranked 68th in population for Michigan State. “A sandy place for a good footing.” That’s what Henry Rowe Schoolcraft saw when he named the region after the combination of “arena,” which refers to the sand at the Coliseum in Italy that allowed a better footing for gladiators, and “ac,” which means “place of.”
Arenac County covers around 248,320 acres and is nearly 51% woodland, 27% crop land, 3% pasture, and idle grasslands. Urban land usage accounts for around 19% of total land use. Only 14% of Arenac County is publicly owned, and this is primarily confined to the western part of the county. Over the last 15 years, there has been significant human population expansion along the Lake Huron shoreline and in the municipality of Standish. Due to increased housing constructions, highways, and fragmented habitat, deer numbers are often low in these urban regions. Arenac County has a steady deer population during the last five years.
Although the number of crop damage reports has not changed significantly, there has been a large increase in the number of Out of Season Kill Tags sought by individual farmers. Over the previous four years, the number of car-deer collisions has remained steady. During the same time span, antlerless deer harvest has remained steady. Whitetail deer, grouse, bear, ducks, turkey, and geese are among the game species available for hunting along the farm land, vacant land, waterfront, and hunting land for sale by Michigan Whitetail Properties in Arenac County, Michigan.
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