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NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994

324.43524 Wild turkey hunting license; fees; lottery; issuance of license; use of fees; report; purchase of license beginning March 1, 2014; eligibility; application fee; use.

Sec. 43524.

  (1) An individual shall not hunt wild turkey without a wild turkey hunting license. The fee for a resident wild turkey hunting license is $15.00. The fee for a nonresident wild turkey hunting license is $69.00. Subject to the requirements of section 40113a, the commission may issue an order requiring that all applications for wild turkey hunting licenses, or applications for wild turkey hunting licenses for certain geographic areas, be entered into a lottery designed and run by the department. An individual selected in a lottery, upon meeting the requirements of this part, is authorized to purchase a wild turkey hunting license. The license shall be issued for a specified hunting period and confers upon the holder of the license the right to hunt wild turkeys.

  (2) The department may charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $4.00 for each application for a wild turkey hunting license that is entered into a lottery under subsection (1).

  (3) From fees collected under subsection (1) or (2), the following amounts shall be used for scientific research, biological survey work on wild turkeys, creation and management of wild turkey habitat on state land, national forestland, and private land, annual wild turkey hunter surveys, disease testing for wild turkeys suspected of having a disease and voluntarily submitted to the department of natural resources, and other wild turkey management in this state:

  

(a) Resident wild turkey hunting license………. $ 9.50
(b) Nonresident wild turkey hunting license……. $ 50.00
(c) Senior wild turkey hunting license………… $ 1.00
(d) Wild turkey hunting application…………… amount of
application fee, if any, but not more than $ 3.00.

  (4) The department shall, to the extent possible, use the money from subsection (3) to create and manage wild turkey habitat on state forestland, state game areas, national forestland, and private land, where appropriate. The department shall, before January 1 of each year, provide to the standing committees in the senate and house of representatives that primarily consider issues relating to natural resources a report detailing the expenditures for the prior year under subsection (3).

  (5) Beginning March 1, 2014, only an individual holding a valid base license is eligible to purchase a wild turkey hunting license, pursuant to current regulations. The fee for a wild turkey hunting license is $15.00.

  (6) Beginning March 1, 2014, the department may charge a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $5.00 for each application for a wild turkey hunting license that is entered into a lottery under subsection (1).

  (7) Beginning March 1, 2014, from fees collected under subsection (5) or (6), the following amounts shall be used for scientific research, biological survey work on wild turkeys, creation and management of wild turkey habitat on state land, national forestland, and private land, annual wild turkey hunter surveys, disease testing for wild turkeys suspected of having a disease and voluntarily submitted to the department of natural resources, and other wild turkey management in this state:

(a) Wild turkey hunting license………………. $ 9.50
(b) Senior wild turkey hunting license………… $ 1.00
(c) Wild turkey hunting application…………… amount of
application fee, if any, but not more than $ 3.00.

  

History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995 ;– Am. 1996, Act 585, Eff. Mar. 1, 1997 ;– Am. 2002, Act 81, Imd. Eff. Mar. 25, 2002 ;– Am. 2012, Act 81, Imd. Eff. Apr. 11, 2012 ;– Am. 2013, Act 108, Imd. Eff. Sept. 17, 2013
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA



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