Michigan DNR looks at proposals to develop Drummond Island, within limits of land title July 18, 2011

Michigan acquired its Drummond Island land in the 1940s with money from a federal excise tax on hunting equipment. That tax was established by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 and is paid by hunters nationwide....That means Michigan must use the land primarily for hunting. Drummond has about 3000 whitetail deer. In more recent years, the variety of outdoor sporting interests has expanded and state officials say they want to manage the land in a way that serves ...

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