NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.40111a Deer and elk feeding; order; definition.
(1) The commission, after consultation with the commission of agriculture and rural development, shall issue in the manner provided in section 40113a an order concerning deer and elk feeding in this state.
(2) As used in this section, "deer and elk feeding" means the depositing, distributing, or tending of feed in an area frequented by wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer and elk to prevent them from starving or for recreational viewing. Deer and elk feeding does not include any of the following:
(a) Baiting to take game as provided by an order of the commission under section 40113a.
(b) The scattering of feed solely as the result of normal logging practices or normal agricultural practices.
(c) The storage or use of feed for agricultural purposes if 1 or more of the following apply:
(i) The area is occupied by livestock actively consuming the feed on a daily basis.
(ii) The feed is covered to deter wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer and elk from gaining access to the feed or is being used on a daily basis.
(iii) The feed is in a storage facility or is stored in a manner that is consistent with normal agricultural practices.
(d) Feeding wild birds or other wildlife if done in such a manner as to exclude wild, free-ranging white-tailed deer and elk from gaining access to the feed.
History: Add. 1999, Act 66, Imd. Eff. June 25, 1999
Am. 2004, Act 537, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005
Am. 2009, Act 199, Imd. Eff. Dec. 29, 2009
Am. 2015, Act 265, Imd. Eff. Dec. 23, 2015
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
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