Michigan's 16-day firearm deer hunt gets under way - Article Photos 5/6

Michigan Conservation Officer Greg Patten inspects the tag as wildlife technician Bill Fuchs, right, waits to inspect a deer at the deer check station at the Muskegon State Game Area in northern Egelston Township, Mich. during the opening day of firearm deer season on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Hunters have taken to the field across Michigan with the opening of the state's 16-day firearm deer season, but with limits for hunters across much of the southern part of the Lower Peninsula. Hunters in that part of the state can't kill as many deer as usual because of an insect-spread deer disease. Firearm deer hunting season started Thursday and runs through Nov. 30. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle,Ken Stevens) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT