Michigan Gets $500,000 to Improve Hunter Access

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The state is getting $500,000 to help improve a program that pays certain landowners in southern Michigan who allow hunters on their property.

The federal grant announced Monday is going to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

The grant will help expand the natural resources department's Hunter Access Program, which offers payments to owners of property that's 40 acres or larger.

With the additional funding, officials say they hope to use more land that's protected under the state's Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program for hunting and expand opportunities for hunting by youth.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 at 04:54 PM
    Most farmers who have large plots of land do not want to have strangers shooting around there home. That is pure stupidity.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    HUNTER ACCESS??? Hey I had 2 illegal hunters ON MY 10 acre property right outside the back of my garage. Those are the ones who RUIN it for the Honest SPORTSMAN out there. Respect people's property in the first place, and if you dont have permission to hunt there, DONT! Also, I heard they were also, getting GPS devices so hunters can FIND the DEER.. Is this really NECESSARY? I mean a Mighty hunter should be able to find his own deer with the DNR or whoever is telling them where they are. If all else fails..and ya just cant handle sitting in the woods and waiting for that BUCK..Go out to eat and order VENISON. Cuz hunting just might not be for you.. Thats my words of advice for hunters this year.
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