Michigan Seeks to Expand Public Access Hunting

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Looking to expand and improve hunting opportunity and wildlife management, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reaching out to landowners across 14 counties in an effort to expand its Hunting Access Program.

“You can get paid to help with wildlife disease management, support the local economy and reduce wildlife conflicts on your property,” said Monique Harris, DNR hunting access program coordinator.

Landowners play a key role in helping Michigan’s deer population.

The program is enrolling private property in priority counties for deer disease in portions of the southern and northern Lower Peninsula. Landowners should have at least 40 acres of land with some wildlife habitat (forest, brush, etc.) within a chronic wasting disease or bovine tuberculosis priority county.

Enrollment is open through September 1.

Find more information here.

(Photo source: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)