This Michigan deer management group is out to do some real good in their community.
Last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the West Central Michigan Quality Deer Management Association banquet provided help for a paralyzed hunter and a robo-deer for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Hunter David Pollie is paralyzed and has been raising money to purchase a track chair to allow him to go hunting again. The QDMA surprised him with a $1,000 check in order to help him reach his goal and regain the freedom to go hunting again. The track chair will allow him to venture out into the woods to hunt and onto ice to go fishing.
The QDMA also surprised the Michigan DNR with a robotic deer. A remote control moves the deer’s head and tail. It is live-size and will help catch poachers.
According to the DNR, poachers are more likely to pass on standing robo-deer because they can tell the movement isn’t normal. However, a bedded deer isn’t as active and is easier to mimic.
This new deer looks much more authentic than the ones they currently have so they were very thankful to have received it.