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Mr. Boehr ? Would you please define this law in layman terms please ? I read it one way and your answer to me a while back seems to counter this law. The way that I read this is, another hunter cannot discharge a firearm walking down the road where there is private property on one side of the road and state land on the other if they do not have permisson of the landowner. Or is the differance of a public Highway and county seasonal road differant? I'm not trying to stir the pot at all I'm simply trying to understand the direct meaning of this law. Thanks


MCL324.73103. (1) A person shall not discharge a firearm within the right-of-way of a public highway adjoining or abutting any platted property, fenced, enclosed, or posted property, farm property, or a wooded area connected to farm property without the consent of the owner of the abutting property or his or her lessee or agent.
 

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If it is state land on one side of the road then a hunter can shoot from the road onto public hunting lands (state land). The hunter can not shoot from the road onto private property without permission. Doesn't matter what type of road unless it is a private road not open to public traffic.

If public hunting land is on the side of the road that you shoot onto, then you have permission to hunt there/shoot from, on that public hunting land.
 

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In layman terms this means if your walking down a road and see a deer run across the road onto private land, if you don't have permission to hunt the private land, all you can do is watch the deer walk away.
 

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FishTales is correct, you couldn't shoot onto the side that is private property without permission to hunt on that private property. Just the side that is open public hunting could you shoot onto.
 

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Mr. Boehr.......thankyou for the response. I appreciate your taking time to break this down for me. You too fishtales.
 
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