September 20, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Howell, Alexander, Lucido, Chirkun and Sneller and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.


     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






     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




     (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




     (5) Each year, the department shall establish a regular


firearm deer season that begins on the Saturday closest to November


15 and continues for 16 days.