Today is opening day for gun Deer hunting in Michigan. Ohio archery deer season started in September and main white-tailed gun season opens November 28. 600,000 hunters are expected to take part in the Michigan hunt. I don't have numbers for Ohio, but the count will be high.

There is no shortage of white-tailed deer in either state. If you walk the Toledo area Metro Parks, as I do, you know there's no shortage in the heart of Metro Toledo either. It's a rare day when I don't see deer at Wildwood Preserve or Side Cut Park

The easy, close access to wildlife makes for great photo opps. That cardinal in the pic was very cooperative last March. So was a red fox on that same day, though the picture I took didn't turn out well.

Anyway, take advantage of your Metro Toledo hunting opportunities. Choose your weapon.