November 15 through November 30 is a whole different situation. Whitetail Deer in our area are hunted with high power rifles. A deer rifles range is measured in miles. In the last thirty years Grouse hunting, or small game season on public lands, began to be closed for the deer/rifle season for good cause. Grouse hunters compared to deer hunters hunt in different ways that put them in dangerous situations with each other. However, during this deer season, fly fishing is not closed. It is my opinion that the rifle/ deer season is a good time to stay home to tie flies.
No matter what your politics are, deer season is with us forever! Michigan is known for its world class trout fishing, Grouse and deer hunting. So I guess it is a matter of common sense. November 15 to November 30 is a good time to repair waders, tighten up screws on your reel or go deer hunting!