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Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated. Chapter 324. Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. Article III. Natural Resources Management. Chapter 2. Management of Renewable Resources. Subchapter 2. Hunting and Fishing Licenses. Part 435. Hunting and Fishing Licensing

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Citation: M.C.L.A. 324.43501 - 43531b

Citation: MI ST 324.43501 - 43531b


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   These sections describe the required licenses for each type of game animal or aquatic species.


Statute in Full:

324.43501. Construction

324.43502. Definitions

324.43503. Definitions

324.43504. Definitions

324.43505. Definitions

324.43506. Definitions

324.43507. Definitions

324.43508. Definitions

324.43509. Taking or possession of aquatic species or wild animals; license requirement

324.43510. Carrying or transporting firearm, slingshot, bow and arrow, crossbow, or trap in area frequented by wild animals; carrying pistols

324.43511. Transporting or possessing certain firearms during open season for taking deer or elk

324.43512. Repealed by P.A.1998, No. 104, § 1, Eff. March 23, 1999

324.43513. Carrying, transporting, or possessing firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow

324.43514. Hunting small game, hunting waterfowl and fishing by residents on enclosed farmlands

324.43515. Fishing by mentally retarded person or resident of home for the aged

324.43516. Possession and exhibit of license; possession of certain firearms during firearm deer season; exhibit of unused kill tag

324.43517. Allowing by parent or legal guardian of hunting of game by minor child under authority of license, conditions; mentored youth hunting program

324.43518. Department, defined

324.43519. Procedure

324.43520. Issuance of hunting license to minor child or individual born after January 1, 1960; apprentice license; mentored youth hunting license

324.43521. Discount prices for licenses, purposes

324.43522. Limited licenses, issuance of sportcards

324.43522a. License fees, deferred by director

324.43523. Small game license, authority; taking fur-bearing animals; hunting bobcat; license fees; hunting during particular hours

324.43523a. Base license; small game; specified fur-bearing animals; fees; limited nonresident small game license

324.43523b. Combination hunt and fish license; privileges; fees

324.43524. Wild turkey hunting license, fees; lottery; disposition of fees collected

324.43525. Waterfowl hunting license; managed waterfowl area permit; fees

324.43525a. Combination deer licenses; firearm, and bow and arrow seasons; fees; kill tags

324.43525b. Waterfowl hunting license; fee; issuance as stamp; collector; use of fees

324.43526. Firearm deer license; fees; tags

324.43526a. Hunters helping landowners program; establishment; list

324.43527. Bow and arrow or crossbow licenses; fees; tags

324.43527a. Deer license and antlerless deer license; requirement; fees; issuance of kill tag; second deer license; designation of kind of deer taken and geographic area

24.43527b. Deer management assistance permits; issuance

324.43528. Bear hunting license; requirement; fees; tags

324.43528a. Hunting moose; license; fees; kill tag

324.43528b. Wolf hunting license; eligibility; fees; kill tag

324.43529. Elk hunting license, fees; tags

324.43530. Shooting preserve license, fees; limitations

324.43531. Fur harvester's license

324.43531b. Tags for survey purposes or for enforcement of harvest limits; issuance

 

324.43501 Meanings of words and phrases.

Sec. 43501.

For the purposes of this part, the words and phrases defined in sections 43502 to 43508 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43502. Definitions

Sec. 43502. (1) “Accompany” means to go along with another person under circumstances that allow one to come to the immediate aid of the other person and while staying within a distance from the person that permits uninterrupted, unaided visual and auditory communication.

(2) “Amphibian” means a frog, toad, salamander, or other member of the class amphibia.

(3) “Apprentice license” means a license issued under section 43520(3) or (4).[FN1]

(4) “Aquatic species” means a fish, reptile, amphibian, mollusk, aquatic insect, or crustacea or part thereof.

(5) “Base license” means a license issued under section 43523a.[FN2]

(6) “Bow” means a device for propelling an arrow from a string drawn, held, and released by hand if the force used to hold the string in the drawn position is provided by the archer's muscles.

(7) “Crossbow” means a weapon consisting of a bow, with a draw weight of 100 pounds or more, mounted transversely on a stock or frame and designed to fire an arrow, bolt, or quarrel by the release of a bow string controlled by a mechanical or electric trigger with a working safety.

(8) “Crustacea” means a freshwater crayfish, shrimp, or prawn of the order decapoda.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43502, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2006, No. 282, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes
[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43520.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43523a.

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324.43503 Definitions; F.- Amended 2012

Sec. 43503.

(1) “Fish” means all species of fish.

(2) “Fishing” means the pursuing, capturing, catching, killing, or taking of fish, and includes attempting to pursue, capture, catch, kill, or take fish.

(3) “Firearm” means a weapon from which a dangerous projectile may be propelled by using explosives, gas, or air as a means of propulsion. Firearm does not include a smooth bore rifle or handgun designed and manufactured exclusively for propelling BB's not exceeding .177 caliber by means of a spring or air or gas.

(4) “Firearm deer season” means any period in which deer may be lawfully hunted with a firearm.

(5) “Fur-bearing animals” includes badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, lynx, marten, mink, muskrat, opossum, otter, raccoon, skunk, and   weasel.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43504. Definitions

Sec. 43504. As used in this part:

(a) "Game" has the meaning given that term in part 401. [FN1]

(b) "Game and fish protection account" means the game and fish protection account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2010. [FN2]

(c) "Wildlife and fisheries" includes any member of the wild animal kingdom, including any mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, or invertebrate found in this state at any point in its natural life cycle.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43504, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2004, No. 587, Eff. Dec. 23, 2006.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40101 et seq.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.2010.

 

324.43505. Definitions

Sec. 43505. (1) "Hunt" and "hunting" mean to pursue, capture, shoot, kill, chase, follow, harass, harm, rob, or trap a wild animal, or to attempt to engage in such an activity.

(2) "Identification" means a driver license issued by Michigan, another state, or a Canadian province as accepted by the department, a state of Michigan identification card issued by the secretary of state, or a sportcard issued by the department.

(3) "License" means a document or a tag, stamp, plastic card, or other device that may include a stamp or a tag that authorizes the licensee to hunt, fish, trap, or possess wild animals or aquatic species and other identification required by the department.

(4) "Minor child" means a person less than 17 years old.

(5) "Nonresident" means or refers to a person who is not a resident .

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43505, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2006, No. 282, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006.

 

324.43506. Definitions

Sec. 43506. (1) "Open season" means the time during which game animals, game birds, fur-bearing animals, and aquatic species may be legally taken or killed. Open season includes both the first and last day of the season or period.

(2) "Reptile" means a turtle, snake, lizard, or any other member of the class reptilia.

(3) "Resident" means or refers to any of the following:

(a) A person who resides in a settled or permanent home or domicile within the boundaries of this state with the intention of remaining in this state.

(b) A student who is enrolled in a full-time course at a college or university within this state and who resides in the state during the school year.

(c) A person regularly enlisted or commissioned as an officer in the armed forces of the United States and officially stationed in this state.

(d) A person regularly enlisted or commissioned as an officer in the armed forces of the United States who, at the time of enlistment, was a resident of this state and has maintained his or her residence in this state for purposes of obtaining a driver license or voter registration, or both.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43506, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2006, No. 282, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006.

 

324.43507 Definitions; S.- Amended 2012

Sec. 43507.

(1) “Senior citizen” means a resident 65 years of age or older.

(2) “Slingshot” means a Y-shaped device with an elastic strip attached between the prongs used for projecting a stone or other object.

(3) “Small game” includes all species of protected game birds and game animals except bear, deer, elk, moose, wild turkey, wolf,  and fur-bearing animals.

(4) “Small game season” means that period between September 15 and March 31.

(5) “Sportcard” means a folder, document, plastic card, or other device issued by the department containing the individual’s name, address, and vital statistics as required by the department.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

 

324.43508 Definitions; T to W.

Sec. 43508.

(1) “Take” means fishing, hunting, trapping, catching, capturing, killing, or the attempt to engage in such an activity.

(2) “Trap” and “trapping” mean the taking of wild animals by means of a trap.

(3) “Waterfowl” means ducks, geese, gallinules, and mergansers.

(4) “Wild animal” means a mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, or crustacea of a wild nature indigenous to this state or introduced to this state by the department or a species determined by the department to be of public benefit.

(5) “Wiggler” means a mayfly nymph or other aquatic insect nymphs or larvae.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43509 Taking aquatic species; hunting, trapping, or possessing wild animal.

Sec. 43509. (1) A person 17 years of age or older shall not take aquatic species, except aquatic insects, in or upon any waters over which this state has jurisdiction or in or upon any lands within the state, or possess aquatic species, except aquatic insects, without having in his or her possession a valid license as provided in this part.

(2) A person shall not take or possess a wild animal without having in his or her possession a valid license as provided in this part.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43509, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2010, No. 29, Imd. Eff. March 26, 2010.

 

324.43510. Carrying or transporting firearm, slingshot, bow and arrow, crossbow, or trap in area frequented by wild animals; carrying pistols

Sec. 43510. (1) Subject to subsection (2), except as provided in section 43513,[FN1] and except for an individual hunting on a game bird hunting preserve licensed under part 417,[FN2] an individual shall not carry or transport a firearm, slingshot, bow and arrow, crossbow, or a trap while in any area frequented by wild animals unless that individual has in his or her possession a license as required under this part.

(2) This act or a rule promulgated or order issued by the department or the commission under this act shall not be construed to prohibit an individual from transporting a pistol or carrying a loaded pistol, whether concealed or not, if either of the following applies:

(a) The individual has in his or her possession a license to carry a concealed pistol under 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421 to 28.435.

(b) The individual is authorized under the circumstances to carry a concealed pistol without obtaining a license to carry a concealed pistol under 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421 to 28.435, as provided for under any of the following:

(i) Section 12a of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.432a.

(ii) Section 227, 227a, 231, or 231a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.227, 750.227a, 750.231, and 750.231a.

(3) Subsection (2) does not authorize an individual to take or attempt to take a wild animal except as provided by law.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43510, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2004, No. 129, Imd. Eff. June 3, 2004; P.A.2006, No. 433, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2006; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43513.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.41701 et seq.

 

 

324.43511. Transporting or possessing certain firearms during open season for taking deer or elk

Sec. 43511. (1) Subject to subsection (2), and except as provided in section 43513, [FN1] during the open season for the taking of deer or elk with a firearm, a person shall not transport or possess a shotgun with buckshot, slug load, ball load, or cut shell or a rifle other than a .22 caliber rim fire, unless the person has in his or her possession a license to hunt deer or elk with a firearm.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply during muzzle-loading deer season.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43511, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2006, No. 433, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2006.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43513.

 

324.43512 Repealed. 1998, Act 104, Eff. Mar. 23, 1999.

Compiler's Note: The repealed section pertained to possession of valid turkey license in order to carry firearm or bow and arrow.

 

324.43513. Carrying, transporting, or possessing firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow

Sec. 43513. (1) An individual may carry, transport, or possess a firearm without a hunting license if the firearm is unloaded in both barrel and magazine and either enclosed in a case or carried in a vehicle in a location that is not readily accessible to any occupant of the vehicle. An individual may carry, transport, or possess a slingshot, bow and arrow, or crossbow without a hunting license if the slingshot, bow, or crossbow is unstrung, enclosed in a case, or carried in a vehicle in a location that is not readily accessible to any occupant of the vehicle.

(2) Regardless of whether the individual has a license or it is open season for the taking of game, an individual may carry, transport, possess or discharge a firearm, a bow and arrow, or a crossbow if all of the following apply:

(a) The individual is not taking or attempting to take game but is engaged in 1 or more of the following activities:

(i) Target practice using an identifiable, artificially constructed target or targets.

(ii) Practice with silhouettes, plinking, skeet, or trap.

(iii) Sighting-in the firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.

(b) The individual is, or is accompanied by or has the permission of, either of the following:

(i) The owner of the property on which the activity under subdivision (a) is taking place.

(ii) The lessee of that property for a term of not less than 1 year.

(c) The owner or lessee of the property does not receive remuneration for the activity under subdivision (a).

(3) An individual may carry, transport, or possess a firearm, slingshot, bow and arrow, or crossbow without a hunting license if the individual is hunting on a game bird hunting preserve licensed under part 417.[FN1]

(4) An individual may carry or possess an unloaded weapon at any time if the individual is traveling to or from or participating in a historical reenactment.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43513, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.1998, No. 129, Eff. March 23, 1999; P.A.2006, No. 433, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2006; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.41701 et seq.

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324.43514 Hunting and fishing without license; exception.

Sec. 43514. (1) Until March 1, 2014, a resident, the resident's spouse, and the resident's children may hunt small game without a license upon the enclosed farmlands upon which they are regularly domiciled, at a time and in a manner permitted by law; except that they shall obtain a waterfowl hunting license for hunting waterfowl and a federal migratory bird hunting stamp as required by law.

(2) A resident, the resident's spouse, and the resident's children may fish without a license in water wholly within the limits of their enclosed farmlands or other enclosed lands upon which they are regularly domiciled, at a time and in a manner permitted by law.

History: P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43514, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

 

324.43515 Permit authorizing mentally retarded person or resident of home for aged to fish without license.

Sec. 43515.

The department may issue a permit authorizing a mentally retarded person or a resident of a home for the aged licensed under article 17 of the public health code, Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, being sections 333.20101 to 333.22181 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, to fish without a license if the mentally retarded person or the resident of the licensed home for the aged is a member of a group accompanied by 1 or more adults licensed under this part.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43516. Possession and exhibit of license; possession of certain firearms during firearm deer season; exhibit of unused kill tag

Sec. 43516. (1) An individual who has been issued a hunting, fur harvester's, or fishing license shall carry the license and shall exhibit the license upon the demand of a conservation officer, a law enforcement officer, or the owner or occupant of the land if either or both of the following apply:

(a) The person is hunting, trapping, or fishing.

(b) Subject to section 43510(2)[FN1] and except as provided in section 43513,[FN2] the individual is in possession of a firearm or other hunting or trapping apparatus or fishing apparatus in an area frequented by wild animals or fish, respectively.

(2) Subject to section 43510(2) and except as provided in section 43513, an individual shall not carry or possess afield a shotgun with buckshot, slug loads, or ball loads; a bow and arrow; a muzzle-loading rifle or black powder handgun; or a centerfire handgun or centerfire rifle during firearm deer season unless that individual has a valid deer license, with an unused kill tag, if issued, issued in his or her name. The individual shall exhibit an unused kill tag, if issued, upon the request of a conservation officer, a law enforcement officer, or the owner or occupant of the land.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43516, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2004, No. 129, Imd. Eff. June 3, 2004; P.A.2006, No. 433, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2006; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes
[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43510.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43513.

 

 

324.43517. Allowing by parent or legal guardian of hunting of game by minor child under authority of license, conditions; mentored youth hunting program

<Section effective September 1, 2011. See, also, section effective until September 1, 2011.>

Sec. 43517. (1) A parent or legal guardian of a minor child shall not permit or allow the minor child to hunt game under the authority of a license issued under this part except under 1 of the following conditions:

(a) The minor child hunts only on land upon which a parent or guardian is regularly domiciled or a parent or guardian, or another individual at least 18 years old authorized by a parent or guardian, accompanies the minor child. This subdivision does not apply under any 1 of the following circumstances:

(i) The license is an apprentice license.

(ii) The minor child is less than 14 years old and the license is a license to hunt deer, bear, or elk with a firearm.

(iii) The minor child is less than 10 years old.

(b) If the license is an apprentice license, a parent or guardian, or another individual at least 21 years old authorized by a parent or guardian, who is licensed to hunt that game under a license other than an apprentice license accompanies the minor child. In addition, if the minor child is less than 14 years old and the apprentice license is a license to hunt deer, bear, or elk with a firearm, the minor child shall hunt only on private property.

(c) If the minor child is less than 14 years old and the license is a license to hunt deer, bear, or elk with a firearm, the minor child hunts only on private property and a parent or guardian, or another individual authorized by a parent or guardian who is at least 18 years old, accompanies the minor child. This subdivision does not apply if the license is an apprentice license or if the minor child is less than 10 years old.

(d) If the minor child is less than 10 years old, the minor hunts only with a mentor in compliance with the mentored youth hunting program established by the commission under subsection (2).

(2) Within 1 year after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection, the commission shall issue an order under section 40113a [FN1] establishing a mentored youth hunting program. The order shall provide for at least all of the following:

(a) A mentor shall be at least 21 years of age before participating in the mentored youth hunting program.

(b) A mentor shall possess a valid license to hunt, other than an apprentice license, before engaging in any mentored youth hunting program.

(c) An individual shall not be a mentor unless he or she presents proof of previous hunting experience in the form of a previous hunting license, other than an apprentice license, or certification of completion of training in hunter safety issued to the individual by this state, another state, a province of Canada, or another country.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43517, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2006, No. 282, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2011, No. 109, Eff. Sept. 1, 2011.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40113a.

 

324.43518 “Department” defined; signature requirement for valid license.

Sec. 43518.

(1) As used in this section to section 43544, “department” includes a person designated by the department to issue and sell licenses.

(2) A license issued under this part is not valid unless it is signed as required by the department.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995.

 

324.43519 License requirements; effect of court order.

Sec. 43519.

(1) To obtain any license, an applicant shall provide the department with 1 or more of the following as required by the department:

(a) Proof of residency or a signed affidavit of Michigan residency.

(b) Information required on the license application.

(c) The required license fee.

(d) Proof of identification.

(2) A person shall not obtain or attempt to obtain a license if a court order prohibits the person from obtaining that license.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

 

324.43520. Issuance of hunting license to minor child or individual born after January 1, 1960; apprentice license; mentored youth hunting license

Sec. 43520. (1) Subject to other requirements of this part, the department may issue a hunting license to a minor child if all of the following requirements are met:

(a) A parent or legal guardian of the minor child applies for the license on behalf of the minor child.

(b) The parent or guardian represents that the requirements of section 43517,[FN1] as applicable, will be complied with.

(c) The license fee is paid.

(2) A person authorized to sell hunting licenses shall not issue a hunting license to an individual born after January 1, 1960, unless the individual presents proof of previous hunting experience in the form of a hunting license issued by this state, another state, a province of Canada, or another country or presents a certification of completion of training in hunter safety issued to the individual by this state, another state, a province of Canada, or another country. If an applicant for a hunting license does not have proof of such a previous license or a certification of completion of training in hunter safety, a person authorized to sell hunting licenses may issue a hunting license if the applicant submits a signed affidavit stating that the applicant has completed a course in hunter safety or that the applicant possessed such a hunting license previously. The person selling a hunting license shall record as specified by the department the form of proof of the previous hunting experience or certification of completion of hunter safety training presented by the applicant. This subsection does not apply to the issuance of an apprentice license. An apprentice license or the equivalent does not satisfy the requirements of this subsection concerning proof of previous hunting experience.

(3) An individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (2) may obtain an apprentice license for the same price as the corresponding regular license that the individual would otherwise be qualified to obtain. An individual 17 years old or older shall not hunt game under an apprentice license unless another individual at least 21 years old who possesses a license, other than an apprentice license, to hunt that game accompanies that apprentice licensee and does not accompany more than 1 other apprentice licensee. For the purposes of this subsection and section 43517(1)(b), an individual shall not go along with more than 2 apprentice licensees of any age for the purpose of accompanying those apprentice licensees while those apprentice licensees are hunting. If an individual has represented to an apprentice licensee or, if the apprentice licensee is a minor child, to the apprentice licensee's parent or legal guardian that the individual would accompany the apprentice licensee for the purposes of this subsection, the individual shall not go along with the apprentice licensee while the apprentice licensee is hunting unless the individual actually accompanies the apprentice licensee and possesses a license, other than an apprentice license, to hunt the same game as the apprentice licensee. An individual is not eligible to obtain a specific type of apprentice license, such as a firearm deer license, an archery deer license, a combination deer license, a small game license, or a turkey license, for more than 2 license years. An apprentice license shall be distinguished from a license other than an apprentice license by a notation or other means.

(4) Beginning March 1, 2014, an individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (2) may obtain an apprentice license for the same price as the corresponding regular license that the individual would otherwise be qualified to obtain. An individual 17 years old or older shall not hunt game under an apprentice license unless another individual at least 21 years old who possesses a license, other than an apprentice license, to hunt that game accompanies that apprentice licensee and does not accompany more than 1 other apprentice licensee. For the purposes of this subsection and section 43517(1)(b), an individual shall not go along with more than 2 apprentice licensees of any age for the purpose of accompanying those apprentice licensees while those apprentice licensees are hunting. If an individual has represented to an apprentice licensee or, if the apprentice licensee is a minor child, to the apprentice licensee's parent or legal guardian that the individual would accompany the apprentice licensee for the purposes of this subsection, the individual shall not go along with the apprentice licensee while the apprentice licensee is hunting unless the individual actually accompanies the apprentice licensee and possesses a license, other than an apprentice license, to hunt the same game as the apprentice licensee. An individual is not eligible to obtain a specific type of apprentice license, such as a deer license, a base license, or a turkey license, for more than 2 license years. An apprentice license shall be distinguished from a license other than an apprentice license by a notation or other means.

(5) Only a minor who is less than 10 years old may obtain a mentored youth hunting license. A minor who is less than 10 years old shall not hunt game under a mentored youth hunting license unless that minor complies with all requirements of the mentored youth hunting program established by the commission under section 43517. The fee for a mentored youth hunting license is $7.50 and shall include all of the privileges conferred by all of the following:

(a) Resident small game license.

(b) Combination deer license.

(c) All species fishing license.

(d) Spring turkey hunting license and fall turkey hunting license.

(e) Resident fur harvester's license.

(6) Beginning March 1, 2014, the fee for a mentored youth hunting license is $7.50 and shall include all of the privileges conferred by all of the following:

(a) Base license.

(b) Deer license.

(c) All-species fishing license.

(d) Spring wild turkey hunting license and fall wild turkey hunting license.

(e) Fur harvester's license.

(7) By September 1, 2015 and every 4 years after that date, the department shall submit a report to the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary responsibility for conservation and outdoor recreation issues evaluating whether the fee revenue received by the department from mentored youth hunting licenses under subsection (6) is adequate to administer the mentored youth hunting program.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43520, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2006, No. 282, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2011, No. 120, Eff. Sept. 1, 2011; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43517.

 

324.43521. Discount prices for licenses, purposes

Sec. 43521. Notwithstanding any other section of this part, the department may discount the price of a license for the following purposes:

(a) For marketing purposes to increase participation in hunting and fishing activities.

(b) The price of any license or application fee may be discounted or eliminated to achieve a harvest or management objective for that species.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43521, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2009, No. 69, Imd. Eff. July 9, 2009.

 

324.43522 Issuance of sportcard to persons not possessing driver license or other identification; fee.

Sec. 43522.

If a person applying for a license or permit under this part does not possess a Michigan driver license or other identification, the department shall issue a sportcard. A person authorized by the department to issue licenses shall charge a $1.00 fee for each sportcard that he or she issues. The authorized person shall forward the required form and the fee collected pursuant to this section to the department. The department shall issue a license and a sportcard provided for in this part if the applicant satisfies the license requirements and pays the license fees.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

 

324.43522a License fee increase; deferment; determination by director. -Repealed by P.A.2013, No. 108, § 1, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013

Former Text

Sec. 43522a.

Notwithstanding any other section of this part, any portion of the license fee increases authorized in this part for 1999 or 2001, or both, may be deferred by the director for 1 or more years as determined to be appropriate by the director. If the director determines that any portion of the authorized license fee increases may be deferred, the amount deferred shall be an equal percentage of all authorized increases. The increases authorized in the year 2001 shall not be implemented until increases authorized in this part for 1999 are fully implemented.

History: Add. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

 

324.43523. Small game license, authority; taking fur-bearing animals; hunting bobcat; license fees; hunting during particular hours

Sec. 43523. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this part, a person shall not hunt small game unless the person possesses a current small game license. A small game license authorizes the person named in the license to hunt for small game except for animals or birds that require a special license.

(2) If authorized in an order issued under part 401, [FN1] a resident possessing a current small game license may take specified fur-bearing animals by means other than trapping during the open season for hunting these fur-bearing animals. However, a person who goes on a bobcat hunt with a licensed hunter is not required to possess a small game license if the person does not carry a firearm, bow, or crossbow and does not own dogs used to chase or locate a bobcat during the hunt.

(3) The fee for a small game license is as follows:

(a) Subject to subdivision (b), for a resident, $15.00.

(b) For a resident or nonresident minor child, $1.00.

(c) Subject to subdivision (b), for a nonresident, $69.00. However, a nonresident may purchase a limited nonresident small game license entitling that person to hunt for a 3-day period all species of small game that are available to hunt under a nonresident small game license. The fee for a limited nonresident small game license is $30.00.

(4) A small game license is void between the hours of 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise with the exception of coyote hunting.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43523, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2008, No. 347, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2008; P.A.2009, No. 70, Imd. Eff. July 9, 2009.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40101 et seq.

324.43523a. Base license; small game; specified fur-bearing animals; fees; limited nonresident small game license

Sec. 43523a. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this part, an individual shall not hunt small game, unless the individual possesses a current base license. A base license authorizes the individual named in the license to hunt for small game, except for animals or birds that require a special license.

(2) If authorized in an order issued under part 401,[FN1] an individual that possesses a current base license may take specified fur-bearing animals by means other than trapping during the open season for hunting these fur-bearing animals. However, an individual who goes on a bobcat hunt with a licensed hunter is not required to possess a base license if the individual does not carry a firearm, bow, or crossbow and does not own dogs used to chase or locate a bobcat during the hunt.

(3) Beginning March 1, 2014, the fee for a base license is as follows:

(a) Subject to subdivision (b), for a resident, $10.00.

(b) For a resident minor child or nonresident minor child, $5.00.

(c) Subject to subdivision (b), for a nonresident, $150.00.

(4) A base license is void between the hours of ½ hour after sunset and ½ hour before sunrise with the exception of coyote hunting.

(5) Beginning March 1, 2014, a nonresident may purchase a limited nonresident small game license entitling that individual to hunt for a 7-day period all species of small game that are available to hunt under a nonresident base license. The fee for a limited nonresident small game license is $80.00. The purchase of a 7-day limited nonresident small game license does not entitle the holder to purchase any additional licenses.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43523a, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes
[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40101 et seq.

324.43523b. Combination hunt and fish license; privileges; fees

Sec. 43523b. (1) Beginning March 1, 2014, the fee for a resident combination hunt and fish license is $75.00 and shall include all of the privileges conferred by all of the following:

(a) Resident base license.

(b) Two deer licenses.

(c) All-species fishing license.

(2) Beginning March 1, 2014, the fee for a nonresident combination hunt and fish license is $265.00 and shall include all of the privileges conferred by all of the following:

(a) Nonresident base license.

(b) Two deer licenses.

(c) All-species fishing license.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43523b, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

324.43524 Wild turkey hunting license; fees; lottery; issuance of license; use of fees.

Sec. 43524.

Sec. 43524. (1) An individual shall not hunt wild turkey without a wild turkey hunting license. The fee for a resident wild turkey hunting license is $15.00. The fee for a nonresident wild turkey hunting license is $69.00. Subject to the requirements of section 40113a,[FN1] the commission may issue an order requiring that all applications for wild turkey hunting licenses, or applications for wild turkey hunting licenses for certain geographic areas, be entered into a lottery designed and run by the department. An individual selected in a lottery, upon meeting the requirements of this part, is authorized to purchase a wild turkey hunting license. The license shall be issued for a specified hunting period and confers upon the holder of the license the right to hunt wild turkeys.

(2) The department may charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each application for a wild turkey hunting license that is entered into a lottery under subsection (1).

(3) From fees collected under subsection (1) or (2), the following amounts shall be used for scientific research, biological survey work on wild turkeys, creation and management of wild turkey habitat on state land, national forestland, and private land, annual wild turkey hunter surveys, disease testing for wild turkeys suspected of having a disease and voluntarily submitted to the department of natural resources, and other wild turkey management in this state:

(a) Resident wild turkey hunting license $ 9.50
(b) Nonresident wild turkey hunting license $50.00
(c) Senior wild turkey hunting license $ 1.00
(d) Wild turkey hunting application amount of application fee, if any, but not more than $ 3.00.

(4) The department shall, to the extent possible, use the money from subsection (3) to create and manage wild turkey habitat on state forestland, state game areas, national forestland, and private land, where appropriate. The department shall, before January 1 of each year, provide to the standing committees in the senate and house of representatives that primarily consider issues relating to natural resources a report detailing the expenditures for the prior year under subsection (3).

(5) Beginning March 1, 2014, only an individual holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a wild turkey hunting license, pursuant to current regulations. The fee for a wild turkey hunting license is $15.00.

(6) Beginning March 1, 2014, the department may charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each application for a wild turkey hunting license that is entered into a lottery under subsection (1).

(7) Beginning March 1, 2014, from fees collected under subsection (5) or (6), the following amounts shall be used for scientific research, biological survey work on wild turkeys, creation and management of wild turkey habitat on state land, national forestland, and private land, annual wild turkey hunter surveys, disease testing for wild turkeys suspected of having a disease and voluntarily submitted to the department of natural resources, and other wild turkey management in this state:

(a) Wild turkey hunting license $ 9.50
(b) Senior wild turkey hunting license $ 1.00
(c) Wild turkey hunting application 
 
amount of application fee, if
any, but not more than $3.00

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43524, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2002, No. 81, Imd. Eff. March 25, 2002; P.A.2012, No. 81, Imd. Eff. April 11, 2012; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40113a.

 

324.43525. Waterfowl hunting license; managed waterfowl area permit; fees - Repealed by 2013 Mich. Legis. Serv. P.A. 108 (H.B. 4668) 

REPEAL
<P.A.2013, No. 108, § 2, provides for repeal of this section effective March 1, 2014.>

Former Text:

Sec. 43525. (1) A person 16 years of age or older shall not hunt waterfowl without a current waterfowl hunting license issued by this state. The annual license requirement is in addition to the requirements for a small game license and federal migratory bird hunting stamp. The fee for the waterfowl hunting license is $5.00.

(2) If issued as a stamp, a waterfowl hunting license shall be affixed to the small game license of the person and signed across the face of the stamp by the person to whom it is issued.

(3) A collector may purchase a waterfowl hunting license, if it is issued as a stamp, without being required to place it on a small game license, sign across its face, or provide proof of competency under section 43520(2). [FN1] However, a license described in this subsection is not valid for hunting waterfowl.

(4) A person shall not hunt waterfowl, or deer if deer hunting is regulated by permit in an area designated by the department as a managed waterfowl area, without an annual or daily managed waterfowl area permit and any other license or permit required by this part. The fee for a daily managed waterfowl area permit is $4.00. The fee for an annual managed waterfowl area permit is $13.00.

(5) Following a lottery among applicants for hunting privileges in managed waterfowl areas, only those successful applicants who accept the hunting privileges are required to purchase a daily or annual managed waterfowl area permit.

(6) From the fee collected for each waterfowl hunting license, $3.50 shall be used to acquire wetlands and other lands to be managed for the benefit of waterfowl.

(7) The following amounts from the fee collected for each annual or daily managed waterfowl area permit sold shall be used to operate, maintain, and develop managed waterfowl areas in this state:

  (a) Daily managed waterfowl area permit ............................ $ 3.00.

  (b) Annual managed waterfowl area permit ........................... $10.00.

(8) The department shall charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each person who applies for a permit to hunt in a managed waterfowl area.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43525, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43520.

 

324.43525a. Combination deer licenses; firearm, and bow and arrow seasons; fees; kill tags

REPEAL
<P.A.2013, No. 108, § 2, provides for repeal of this section effective March 1, 2014.>

Sec. 43525a. (1) The department shall issue a combination deer license that authorizes an individual to hunt deer both during the firearm deer seasons and the bow and arrow seasons, in compliance with the rules established for the respective deer hunting season. A combination deer license shall authorize the holder to take 2 deer in compliance with orders issued under part 401. [FN1]

(2) The fee for a resident combination deer license is the total of the resident firearm deer license fee plus the resident bow and arrow deer license fee. The fee for a nonresident combination deer license is the total of the nonresident firearm deer license fee plus the nonresident bow and arrow deer license fee. The fee for a combination deer license for a resident or nonresident minor child 10 years old or older shall be discounted 50% from the cost of the resident combination deer license.

(3) If advisable in managing deer, an order under part 401 may designate the kind of deer that may be taken and the geographic area in which any license issued under this section is valid.

(4) The department may issue kill tags with or as part of each combination deer license. Each kill tag shall bear the license number. A kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. A kill tag, if issued, is part of the license and shall not be used more than 1 time.

(5) The combination deer license shall count as 2 licenses for the purposes of license fees under section 43536a [FN2] and transmittal, deposit, and use of fees under sections 43554 and 43555. [FN3]

(6) A senior citizen may obtain a senior combination deer license. The fee for a senior combination deer license shall be discounted at the same rate as provided in section 43535. [FN4]

(7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, except for replacing lost or destroyed licenses, an individual shall not apply for, obtain, or purchase any combination of firearm deer licenses, bow and arrow deer licenses, and combination deer licenses that would authorize the taking of more than 2 deer.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43525a, added by P.A.1998, No. 291, Imd. Eff. July 28, 1998. Amended by P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006; P.A.2011, No. 120, Eff. Sept. 1, 2011.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40101 et seq.
[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43536a.
[FN3] M.C.L.A. §§ 324.43554 and 324.43555.
[FN4] M.C.L.A. § 324.43535.

324.43525b. Waterfowl hunting license; fee; issuance as stamp; collector; use of fees

Sec. 43525b. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this part, beginning March 1, 2014, an individual 16 years of age or older shall not hunt waterfowl without a current waterfowl hunting license issued by this state. The annual license requirement is in addition to the requirements for a base license and federal migratory bird hunting stamp. The fee for the waterfowl hunting license is $12.00.

(2) If issued as a stamp, a waterfowl hunting license shall be affixed to the base license of the individual and signed across the face of the stamp by the individual to whom it is issued.

(3) A collector may purchase a waterfowl hunting license, if it is issued as a stamp, without being required to place it on a base license, sign across its face, or provide proof of competency under section 43520(2).[FN1] However, a license described in this subsection is not valid for hunting waterfowl.

(4) Beginning March 1, 2014, from the fee collected for each waterfowl hunting license, the department shall use the following amounts:

(a) $9.00 shall be used to acquire, restore, or enhance wetlands and other lands to be managed for the benefit of waterfowl. Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, not more than 0.25% of the money under this subdivision shall be used to acquire lands. However, if all of the money appropriated from the natural resources trust fund for eco-region acquisition carried over from previous fiscal years is spent, then the 0.25% limitation under this subdivision does not apply. The department shall not acquire land under this subdivision until that acquisition is approved by the joint capital outlay subcommittee.

(b) $1.93 shall be used to operate, maintain, and develop managed waterfowl areas in this state.

(c) The remaining amount shall be retained under section 43541[FN2] or used for administration of this part.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43525b, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43520.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43541.

324.43526 Firearm deer license; second firearm deer license; fees; orders; kill tag.

REPEAL
<P.A.2013, No. 108, § 2, provides for repeal of this section effective March 1, 2014.>

(1) A person shall not hunt deer during the firearm deer season without purchasing a firearm deer license. The fee for a resident firearm deer license is $13.00. Beginning in 1999, the fee for a resident firearm deer license is $14.00. Beginning in 2001, the fee for a resident firearm deer license is $15.00. The fee for a nonresident firearm deer license is $120.00. Beginning in 1999, the fee for a nonresident firearm deer license is $129.00. Beginning in 2001, the fee for a nonresident firearm deer license is $138.00. Where authorized by the department, a resident or nonresident may purchase a second firearm deer license in 1 season for the fee assessed under this subsection for the firearm deer license for which that person is eligible. However, a senior license discount is not available for the purchase of a second firearm deer license. The department may issue orders under part 401 designating the kind of deer that may be taken and the geographic area in which any license issued under this section is valid, when advisable in managing deer.

(2) The department may issue a kill tag with or as part of each deer license. The kill tag shall bear the license number. The kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the license.

(3) The department shall charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each person who applies for an antlerless deer license. Except as otherwise provided in section 43521, the fee for a resident antlerless deer license is $13.00. Beginning in 1999, the fee for a resident antlerless deer license is $14.00. Beginning in 2001, the fee for a resident antlerless deer license is $15.00. The fee for a nonresident antlerless deer license is $120.00. Beginning in 1999, the fee for a nonresident antlerless deer license is $129.00. Beginning in 2001, the fee for a nonresident antlerless deer license is $138.00.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 425, Imd. Eff. Nov. 25, 1996 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997.

324.43526a. Hunters helping landowners program; establishment; list

Sec. 43526a. (1) The department shall establish a hunters helping landowners program.

(2) The program shall do each of the following:

(a) Allow an individual who is willing to harvest antlerless deer to submit an application each year to the department to participate in the program, indicating in which counties the individual would be willing to harvest antlerless deer. An individual shall not register to harvest antlerless deer under the program in more than 2 counties.

(b) Allow landowners who feel they need additional antlerless deer harvested on their property, or a lessee of the property with the landowner's permission, to contact the department and request a list containing all the individuals who indicated that they would be willing to harvest antlerless deer in the landowner's or lessee's county.

(3) The department shall include in any list sent to landowners or lessees under this section a notification that the department has not verified that the individuals included on that list possess valid hunting licenses.

(4) On January 1 of each year, the department shall delete all information obtained during the previous year under subsection (2)(a).

(5) The department shall make each of the following available on the department's website:

(a) A list of all the deer hunting licenses and permits available in this state.

(b) The criteria for qualifying for each of the licenses or permits listed in subdivision (a).

(c) A list of where to obtain the licenses or permits listed in subdivision (a).

(6) The department shall indicate on all forms and information about the program that participation in the program is voluntary.

(7) As used in this section, “program” means the hunters helping landowners program established under subsection (1).

(8) This section is repealed effective January 1, 2017.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43526a, added by P.A.2012, No. 241, Imd. Eff. July 2, 2012.

324.43527. Bow and arrow or crossbow licenses; fees; tags

Sec. 43527. (1) A person shall not hunt deer with a bow and arrow or crossbow during the bow and arrow deer season without a bow and arrow deer license. The fee for a resident bow and arrow deer license is $ 15.00. The fee for a resident or nonresident minor child for a bow and arrow deer license shall be discounted 50% from the cost of the resident bow and arrow deer license. The fee for a nonresident bow and arrow deer license is $138.00.

(2) Where authorized by the department, a person may purchase a second bow and arrow deer license in 1 season for the fee assessed under subsection (1) for the bow and arrow deer license for which that person is eligible. However, a senior license discount is not available for the purchase of a second bow and arrow deer license. The department may issue orders under part 401 designating the kind of deer that may be taken and the geographic area in which any license issued under this section is valid, if advisable in managing deer.

(3) The department may issue a kill tag with, or as a part of, each bow and arrow deer license. Section 43526(2) [FN1] applies with respect to a bow and arrow deer license.

CREDIT(S)

P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43527, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 425, § 1, Imd. Eff. Nov. 25, 1996; P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2006, No. 280, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2006.

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43526.

324.43527a. Deer license and antlerless deer license; requirement; fees; issuance of kill tag; second deer license; designation of kind of deer taken and geographic area

Sec. 43527a. (1) Beginning March 1, 2014, only an individual holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a deer license or an antlerless deer license, pursuant to current regulations. The fee for a deer license or an antlerless deer license is $20.00.

(2) Beginning March 1, 2014, the department shall charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each individual who applies for an antlerless deer license.

(3) The department may issue a kill tag with or as part of each deer license. The kill tag shall bear the license number. The kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the license.

(4) Where authorized by the department, a resident may purchase a second deer license for the fee assessed under this subsection for the deer license for which that individual is eligible. However, a senior license discount is not available for the purchase of a second deer license. Where authorized by the department, a nonresident may purchase an additional deer license or antlerless deer license under this section for $170.00. The department may issue orders under part 401[FN1] designating the kind of deer that may be taken and the geographic area in which any license issued under this section is valid, when advisable in managing deer.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43527a, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.40101 et seq.

24.43527b. Deer management assistance permits; issuance

Sec. 43527b. The department may issue deer management assistance permits pursuant to current regulations.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43527b, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

324.43528. Bear hunting license; requirement; fees; tags

Sec. 43528. (1) An individual shall not hunt bear unless the individual possesses a bear hunting license. However, an individual who goes on a bear hunt with a licensed hunter is not required to possess a bear hunting license if the individual does not carry a firearm, bow, or crossbow and does not own dogs used to chase or locate bear during the hunt. Beginning March 1, 2014, only an individual holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a bear hunting license, pursuant to current regulations.

(2) The fee for a resident bear hunting license is $15.00. The fee for a nonresident bear hunting license is $150.00. Beginning March 1, 2014, the fee for a bear hunting license is $25.00.

(3) The department may issue a kill tag with, or as a part of, a bear hunting license. The kill tag shall bear the license number. The kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the license.

(4) In addition to the license fees in subsection (2), the department shall charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each individual who applies for a bear hunting license. Beginning March 1, 2014, in addition to the license fees in subsection (2), the department shall charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each individual who applies for a bear hunting license.

(5) Beginning March 1, 2014, the following individuals chasing or locating bear with dogs during the open season for that game and who hold a valid base license are eligible for the purchase of a bear participation license for a fee of $15.00:

(a) Any individual possessing a firearm, crossbow, or bow and arrow.

(b) The owner, when present, of any dog chasing or locating bear.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43528, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 103, § 1, Imd. Eff. March 5, 1996; P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2008, No. 347, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2008; P.A.2009, No. 70, Imd. Eff. July 9, 2009; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013. 

324.43528a. Hunting moose; license; fees; kill tag

Sec. 43528a. (1) A resident shall not hunt moose without a moose hunting license. Beginning March 1, 2014, only a resident holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a moose hunting license, pursuant to current regulations. The fee for a moose hunting license is $100.00. The department may establish a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each individual who applies for a moose hunting license. Beginning March 1, 2014, the department may establish a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each individual who applies for a moose hunting license.

(2) The department may issue a kill tag with, or as part of, a moose hunting license. The kill tag shall bear the license number. The kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the license.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43528a, added by P.A.2010, No. 366, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 2010. Amended by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

324.43528b. Wolf hunting license; eligibility; fees; kill tag

Sec. 43528b. (1) An individual shall not hunt wolf without a wolf hunting license. Beginning March 1, 2014, only an individual holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a wolf hunting license. The fee for a resident wolf hunting license is $100.00. The fee for a nonresident wolf hunting license is $500.00. The department may establish a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each individual who applies for a wolf hunting license. Beginning March 1, 2014, the department may establish a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each individual who applies for a wolf hunting license.

(2) The department may issue a kill tag with, or as part of, a wolf hunting license. The kill tag shall bear the license number. The kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the license.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43528b, added by P.A.2012, No. 520, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 2012. Amended by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

324.43529 Elk hunting license; fees; kill tag.

Sec. 43529. (1) A resident shall not hunt elk during the elk season without an elk hunting license. Beginning March 1, 2014, only a resident holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase an elk hunting license, pursuant to current regulations. The fee for an elk hunting license is $100.00. The department may establish a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each individual who applies for an elk hunting license. Beginning March 1, 2014, the department may establish a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each individual who applies for an elk hunting license.

(2) The department may issue a kill tag with, or as a part of, an elk hunting license. The kill tag shall bear the license number. The kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the license.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43529, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 

 

324.43530 Hunting small game on game bird hunting preserves; small game license; special game bird hunting license; fee; affixing date of issuance to license; rights of licensee.

REPEAL
<P.A.2013, No. 108, § 2, provides for repeal of this section effective March 1, 2014.>

(1) A person shall not hunt small game on game bird hunting preserves licensed under part 417 without a small game license as provided in section 43523. However, instead of a small game license, a person may obtain a special game bird hunting preserve license for a fee of $15.00.

(2) Each game bird hunting preserve license shall have the date of issue affixed to the license and shall authorize the holder to hunt only on licensed game bird hunting preserves and only for species for which the game bird hunting preserve is licensed.

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;--Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997 ;--Am. 2001, Act 23, Imd. Eff. June 18, 2001.

 

324.43531. Fur harvester's license

Sec. 43531. (1) Except as otherwise provided in section 43523(2)[FN1] or section 43523a(2),[FN2] an individual shall not trap or hunt fur-bearing animals unless the individual possesses a fur harvester's license. However, an individual who goes on a bobcat hunt with a licensed hunter is not required to possess a fur harvester's license if the individual does not carry a firearm, bow, or crossbow and does not own dogs used to chase or locate a bobcat during the hunt.

(2) The fee for a resident fur harvester's license is $15.00. The fee for a fur harvester's license for a resident or nonresident minor child 10 years old or older shall be discounted 50% from the cost of the resident fur harvester's license.

(3) Until March 1, 2014, the department may issue a nonresident fur harvester's license to a nonresident of this state if the state, province, or country in which the nonresident applicant resides allows residents of this state to obtain equivalent hunting and trapping privileges in that state, province, or country. The fee for an eligible nonresident fur harvester's license is $150.00. Nonresident fur harvester's licenses shall not be sold or purchased before November 15 of each year.

(4) An individual who holds a fur harvester's license may hunt fur-bearing animals during the season open to taking fur-bearing animals with firearms and may trap fur-bearing animals during the season open to trapping fur-bearing animals.

(5) Beginning March 1, 2014, only an individual holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a fur harvester's license, pursuant to current regulations. The fee for a fur harvester's license is $15.00.

(6) Beginning March 1, 2014, for a nonresident holding a valid base license and a valid fur harvester's license, the fur harvester's license is not valid for fur-bearing species for which a bag limit has been established.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43531, added by P.A.1995, No. 57, § 1, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995. Amended by P.A.1996, No. 585, § 1, Eff. March 1, 1997; P.A.2008, No. 347, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2008; P.A.2009, No. 70, Imd. Eff. July 9, 2009; P.A.2011, No. 120, Eff. Sept. 1, 2011; P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

Footnotes

[FN1] M.C.L.A. § 324.43523.

[FN2] M.C.L.A. § 324.43523a.

324.43531b. Tags for survey purposes or for enforcement of harvest limits; issuance

Sec. 43531b. Pursuant to current regulations, the department may issue free tags for survey purposes or for the enforcement of harvest limits.

Credits
P.A.1994, No. 451, § 43531b, added by P.A.2013, No. 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013.

 



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