2012 Michigan Hunting and Trapping Digest (HTML)
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Major Changes and Reminders for 2012
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Regulations apply Aug. 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013, unless otherwise noted.|
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.
The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) provides a strategic framework for the DNR to effectively manage the state's natural resources. The NRC works closely with a broad cross-section of constituents to advise the DNR on continuous improvement of resource management policy.
A complete listing of regulations and legal descriptions are available on the DNR website at: www.michigan.gov/dnrlaws.
The printed version of this digest was printed at zero cost to the state of Michigan, which resulted in a savings of more than $100,000 to the Game and Fish Protection Fund.
Thank you for purchasing a 2012 Michigan hunting or fur harvester license.
Michigan is among the top states in the nation in almost every hunting category, with more than 750,000 licensed hunters contributing over $900 million annually to our economy. The mission of the DNR Wildlife Division is to enhance, restore and conserve the State's wildlife resources, natural communities, and ecosystems for the benefit of Michigan's citizens, visitors and future generations. Your purchase of a hunting or fur harvester license supports the work of department employees who manage and protect Michigan's wildlife habitat. We encourage you to keep hunting and trapping, and to share your experience with others. In doing so, you can do your part to keep our state's wildlife heritage alive for future generations.
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Facts You Should Know
NOTICE: This brochure is not a legal notice or a complete collection of hunting regulations and laws. It is a condensed guide issued for hunters' convenience. Copies of
Wildlife Conservation Orders can be obtained from our website.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides equal opportunities for employment and access to Michigan's natural resources. Both state and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, sex, height, weight or marital status under the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 as amended (MI PA 453) and MI PA 220, Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act). If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program activities, or facility, or if you desire additional information, please write: Human Resources, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48909-7528 or the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Cadillac Place, Suite 3-600, 3054 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202 or the Division of Federal Assistance, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop MBSP-4020, Arlington, VA 22203.
For information or assistance on this publication, contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 30444, Lansing, MI 48909-7944. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request.