A Guide to Hunting in Pure Michigan November 9, 2011

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A Guide to Hunting in Pure Michigan November 9, 2011 Pure Michigan

... Brent A. Rudolph is the Deer and Elk Program Leader for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
... hunters essentially foot the bill for nearly all wildlife conservation and management that is carried out in the state. Money from the purchase of licenses is not only directly invested in managing wildlife populations and habitat, but every license dollar is matched with 3 dollars generated through federal excise taxes on hunting equipment... About 40% of the Upper Peninsula and 30% of the Northern Lower Peninsula is in public ownership. In the Southern Lower Peninsula, 3% of the land is publicly owned ... About 20,000 out-of-state hunters pursue deer in Michigan each year ...

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