November 07, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Cavitt, Hoadley, Markkanen, Bierlein, Kunse, Alexander, BeGole, Outman, Meerman, Beson, Neyer, Beeler, Phil Green, Hall, Martin, Jaime Greene, Schuette, Smit, DeSana, St. Germaine and Posthumus and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled

"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"

by amending section 43527a (MCL 324.43527a), as added by 2013 PA 108.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 43527a. (1) Beginning March 1, 2014, only Only an individual holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a deer license or an antlerless deer license, pursuant to current regulations. The fee for a deer license or an antlerless deer license is $20.00.

(2) Beginning March 1, 2014, the The department shall charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each individual who applies for an antlerless deer license.

(3) The department may issue a kill tag with or as part of each deer license. The kill tag shall must bear the license number. The kill tag may also include space for other pertinent information required by the department. The kill tag, if issued, is part of the license.

(4) Where authorized by the department, a resident may purchase a second deer license for the fee assessed under this subsection section for the deer license for which that individual is eligible. However, a senior license discount is not available for the purchase of a second deer license. Where authorized by the department, a nonresident may purchase an additional deer license or antlerless deer license under this section for $170.00. The department may issue orders under part 401 designating the kind of deer that may be taken and the geographic area in which any license issued under this section is valid, when advisable in managing deer.

(5) Each year, the department shall establish a muzzle-loading deer season that begins on the first Saturday in December and lasts for 14 days.