Public land parking areas

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  1. throughtheice88

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    Hey all, long term private land hunter with a question on public land. I've scoured the hunting and trapping guide and must just be blind because I didn't find my answer. Is there a certain distance from a parking area on public land I must be to hunt, or discharge a firearm or bow? Or could I plop down 10 feet off the parking area and hunt and shoot if given the opportunity? Odd question, I know. But there is a method to my madness ;).
     
  2. HillbillyDeluxe

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    Well you could hunt 10 feet from the parking lot but you’d be sitting right next to about 6 other people.
     
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  3. scott7030

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    I believe the only rule is 150 yards from a dwelling/building. I've walked by a few guys sitting right next to parking lots.
     
  4. 6thMichCav

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    Other than what has been shared already, if you sit ten feet from the car, the vehicle will block your sight lines better than a flock of scrub pines. ;)
     
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    Thanks guys, I think I have my answer.
     
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  6. Bucman

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    Hunt where the deer are..
     
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    I can not count the times I have spent still hunting a big area seeing no deer. When I come back to the car to find deer tracks right next to it. Maybe I need to get a permit to shoot out of my car.
     
  8. Martian

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    this year, I am buying a used bicycle ( One of the old stingray types would be perfect). then find my pull off or lot spot, and bike a half mile or so, and hide the bike in the bushes..
     
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    Dont waste your time, everyone knows you gotta go deep. Real deep back in da woods, if ya ever want a chance at those elusive whitetail. :)
     
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    You are in Michigan, doesn't matter how deep you go... you will always find a tree stand when you get there!
     
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    And, underneath it you'll find a Bud Lite can, four candy wrappers and 10 Cigarette butts. Pure Michigan
     
  12. KJC

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    That would be a Busch Lite can.
     
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  13. Lund Explorer

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    Or one or more of these....

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  14. Bob S

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    You forgot the empty bait bag.
     
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    Find the right parking area, there will probably be a couch or chair that you can sit on.
     
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