This appropriation funds the
Hunting Access Program. This program leases private lands throughout southern
Michigan for public hunting. For the upcoming fiscal year, the state has leased
property from 119 landowners in 30 counties.
This program should be
eliminated. It is another example of something private individuals can handle
without government funding or interference. Every year, thousands of Michigan
hunters reach mutually beneficial agreements with private landowners with regard
to hunting on the landowners’ property. Savings: $162,000.