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Deer hunters may now place ground blinds on public land earlier

Contact: Lt. Creig Grey, 517-241-1550 or <a href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=mailto%3Agoldere%40michigan.gov">Ed Golder, 517-335-3014
Agency: Natural ResourcesSept. 20, 2013

The Department of Natural Resources today announced that ground blinds for deer hunting purposes now may be placed on public land beginning on Sept. 1.

Previously, deer hunters were not allowed to place ground blinds on public land before Nov. 5. This change makes placement dates and opportunities for ground blinds consistent with those for raised platforms/scaffolds (often called tree stands), which also can be placed on public land as early as Sept. 1.

The Natural Resources Commission adopted this regulation change at its August 2013 meeting -- after the 2013 Hunting and Trapping Digest was printed, so the new ground blind placement date does not appear in the printed version of the digest.

For more information about hunting rules and regulations, see www.michigan.gov/dnrdigests.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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