Rep. Mike Shirkey of Clark Lake is addressing changes to hunting and fishing licensing in Michigan. The changes consolidate the number of licenses from 227 to 42 and streamline point of purchase. A new commission, with representatives from hunting, fishing, and conservation organizations, will offer direction on issues that matter to these groups. The commission will take over the DNR’s role in education and promotion efforts. The legislation also limits how much new state land the DNR can purchase.
On this website, you can find the full text of Rep. Shirkey’s comments that explain how these changes, including fees, are likely to impact hunting and fishing in Michigan. Click here for the full story.