Iron County is in the state of Michigan’s northwest corner of its Upper Peninsula. Iron County has a land area of 1,166.15 square miles and a water area of 45.06 square miles. The southern part of the county is positioned in the “farm belt.” The mix of farms interlaced with high-quality forest areas and private ownership creates ideal deer habitat conditions. A ready market for timber products is provided by wood product mills located within the county. Antlerless harvest opportunities are generally desirable because of the impact of crop damage to local farms and public and private forest managers that want to reduce deer browse impact which increase antlerless licenses.