Recreation permit

Discussion in 'Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes' started by Marty H, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Marty H

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    Just saw a new sign pop up at one my favorite lake's boat launch and wonder what it meant , " Recreational Permit Required ". So I looked it up not wanting a ticket but I believe it's the same as a state part sticker, a $12 purchase.We never go to a state park or any state sites so I've never bought one. The confusing part is the explanation I got was " you must have it displayed on your non-resident motor vehicle when using state owned boat launches ". So a resident is safe ? I talked to a few other fishermen standing around and nobody had one either nor were they intending on buying one.
     
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    For residents, if they opted to, the rec permit is a “P” on their license plate renewal sticker.

    For residents that did not opt to, a special rec permit can be purchased.

    Non resident-same thing... you have to purchase.


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  3. stickman1978

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    What 3 dogs said. Get them every year when you renew your plates easy as pie.
     
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    Right. That popped up last year at the boat launch I use (all of a couple times a year) and one day we saw the sheriff there ticketing people launching. So I now have a P
    on my plate.
     
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    https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79134_79210---,00.html
    Please note: The Recreation Passport is now required. The requirement had been suspended for three months in order to reduce face-to-face contact and the exchange of money (for the safety of both visitors and staff), as well as to make it easier for people to enjoy the outdoors locally. Please check our DNR COVID-19 Response webpage for the latest openings, closures and other associated information.
     
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  7. Marty H

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    Okay, thanks everyone on your answers but I use a few other state boat launches and these signs don't exist so they must have not got around to posting them yet. I'll be getting me a recreational permit !
     
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    I think they are required for any state owned boat ramp now. Something else to watch out for is on many of the rustic areas they put up yellow flat posts with no ATV's allowed on them. I saw them last year on some that I use
     
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    It would be nice if they did enforce them all. They have not been for quite a while at the ramp down this way. Lots of Ohio residents used it all the time, for free. It would be good if they are cracking down.
     
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    The pass is cheaper than the fine.
     
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    Correct. Whether there’s a sign or not, it’s required.
     
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    You have to have them at all dnr launches. Its in the regs.
     
  13. Marty H

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    How long has this been a rule ? I've never heard of this one
     
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    Any state ramp, park, recreation area or game area requires a permit. It's actually a heck of a bargain.
     
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    The great thing about Covid is You do not have to have Sex with strangers any more. The State will f#$k you every day!