*** NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION POLICY ***
Issued January 1, 1977
Hunting on privately operated shooting preserves provides a satisfactory and pleasurable alternative to hunting of unstocked game on State or private lands to many sportsmen. Act 134, Public Acts of 1957, the Shooting Preserve Act, authorizes the Department to license shooting preserves and prescribes conditions for operation.
Shooting preserves may be licensed in accord with Act 134, Public Acts of 1957, unless the Department determines that the impact on natural resources will be such that issuing a license is not in the public interest. Premises must be enclosed and in a single block of contiguous lands, unless the Department determines that 2 or more separated blocks can be operated within the intent of the Act. Licenses shall be limited so that the total acreage licensed in any one county does not exceed 1 percent of the gross land area. The Department shall establish rules regarding release of birds, species that may be hunted, feeding of birds, training and use of dogs, sources of stock, inspection of premises and record keeping.
Supported by Administrative Rule No. 299.641