Hunter Safety Tips from Sheriff Bouchard

Hunter Safety Tips: Hunt Smart-Hunt Safe With deer hunting season rapidly approaching, many sportsmen and women will take advantage of the opportunity to share time with their friends, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The hunting season offers much in the way of sportsmanship and camaraderie, but it also poses some obvious inherent dangers. Every year we hear of tragic, fatal accidents that occur because simple precautions and care are not being used with firearms. Don't let what should be an … [Read more...]

Hills deer crashes creeping upward

Car/deer crashes have dropped significantly in Rochester Hills since the deer herd was decimated by epizootic hemorrhagic disease in 2009. But such crashes were up slightly in 2011, with the city recording the second-highest total in southeast Michigan. Oakland Township was ranked third. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments reported 139 deer/vehicle crashes in Rochester Hills in 2011, up from 122 in 2010. Oakland Township reported 111 crashes in each of the last two years; the city … [Read more...]