Macomb County is in the state of Michigan’s southeast region. Macomb County has a land area of 479.22 square miles and a water area of 91.63 square miles. It is ranked 3rd in the population of Michigan. Detroit is located south of the county’s southern border. The county is named for Alexander Macomb, Jr., a veteran of the War of 1812 who later served as Commanding General of the United States Army. Macomb County has around 130 parks encompassing 12,000 acres that are controlled by the state, regional, county, and local governments. Freedom Hill County Park, Macomb Orchard Trail, Lake St. Clair Metropark, and Stony Creek Metropark are the county’s four primary public parks. In addition, the county includes 31 miles of shoreline and approximately 100 marinas.
The terrain is quite flat, with soils that are well-suited to row crop farming. The landscape is significantly fragmented as a result of the prevalence of residential and commercial development, as well as farming, on privately held lands, which account for more than 98% of Macomb County. Aside from public lands that are largely forested, deer habitat (e.g., woodlots, shrub/brush, and marsh) is isolated and only occurs in small patches. The deer population in Macomb County has most likely stayed steady over the previous decade, and deer density is high in comparison to other areas of the state. In fact, density is likely high enough to need issuing of Deer Damage Permits over most of the unitcounty, since harvest during ordinary hunting seasons is insufficient to alleviate damage concerns.
Due to the sustained high deer density and limited public areas in this county, hunting options for individuals with access to private land remain substantial. Hunters appear to be willing to harvest antlerless deer at the same rate as antlered bucks. Antlerless tags are provided to help hunters while maintaining a roughly equal harvest of bucks and does in an effort to preserve a high grade buck to doe ratio and enhance hunting potential. Whitetail deer, grouse, bear, ducks, turkey, and geese are among the game species available for hunting along the riverbanks, hunting land, and lakeshores of waterfront for sale by Michigan Whitetail Properties in Macomb County, Michigan.
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