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2010 House Bill 6234, Clarify scope of deer feeding ban:

Introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows (D) on June 1, 2010, to clarify that the law restricting or banning wild deer or elk feeding does not ban the "incidental" feeding of these animals when feeding wild birds or other wildlife. Reportedly the bill was introduced after a Northern Michigan man who broadcasts the action at his bird feeder on his website was served with an arrest warrant by the Department of Natural Resources because deer sometimes are seen eating the fallen seeds.

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According to MIRS News the DNR testified against the bill in committee, opposing any measure that would hinder its ability to enforce deer baiting bans or "undermine our ability" to limit the spread of infectious diseases.