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Hunting in Michigan: 4 Things to Know Before Applying for a Hunting Permit for Adults

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 09:06 AM

Michigan has more than 10 million acres available for public hunting. With that in mind, hunters should be aware of a few key things before applying for a hunting permit in the Great Lakes State:

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1. Safety Course Requirement

Hunter safety courses are required for any hunter born after Jan. 1, 1960. Three options are available: online course, home-study program, or traditional classroom. Regardless of the option chosen, Michigan hunters must also complete a field exercise that covers safety information and firearm handling. Courses and field exercises are offered numerous times throughout the year.

2. Experienced Hunter Exam

To get a hunting license, hunters must complete the Experienced Hunter Exam. This is most often given after completion of the safety course requirement. The Michigan exam is offered at Department of Natural Resources operations centers across the state.

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3. Apprentice Hunting Program

If you do not wish to take the hunter education course, as you are unsure of your hunting future, the apprentice hunting program should be considered. This program enables hunters to hunt for two years (seasons). After two seasons, not required to be consecutive, have been hunted, the education requirement applies.

4. Veteran Hunting Licenses

Disabled veterans are qualified for any resident hunting or fishing license free of charge, as long as the hunt is not a lottery hunt. Veterans are required to provide their proof of eligibility when obtaining a license and carry that proof with the license when they hunt.

According to state law a disabled resident veteran is defined as:
  • An individual who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans' benefits at the 100-percent rate, for a disability other than blindness; or ...
  • An individual who is rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.
These licenses are offered at the same locations that sell regular hunting licenses. In some cases, veteran licenses are offered at varying dates due to availability.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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