Wildlife bill signed into law

May 9, 2013

LANSING, MI - Legislation to advance the scientific management of wildlife has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.

   The bill will allow the Natural Resources Commission to add species to the game list and establish hunting seasons while retaining the legislature’s ability to both add and remove species on the list. Also the bill allows the NRC to regulate the taking of fish as it does the taking of game… and it provides for complimentary hunting opportunities for active service members.

   Republican Senator Tom Casperson sponsored the bill. He says it “reaffirm’s the people’s desire for Michigan’s wildlife to be managed using scientific, objective standards.”