THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Michigan Natural Resources Commission To Meet Thursday
Deer hunting will be in focus this week as the Michigan Natural Resources Commission considers antlerless hunting license quotas, antler-point restrictions and deer management assistance permits at the commission's next regular meeting Thursday, July 13, at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing.
The day begins with a 10:30 a.m. meeting of the Policy Committee on Finance and Operations, which will hear annual report overviews from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' fisheries, wildlife and law enforcement divisions. The committee also will receive on update on the DNR's 2018 budget.
At 1 p.m., the Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries will discuss all-species tournament fishing regulations, get updates on a fisheries order regarding state-licensed commercial fishing, and hear information on antler-point restrictions and deer management assistance permits.
The Committee of the Whole meets at 2 p.m. to receive updates on state parks and trails and the state forest road inventory, the Arctic grayling plan and the bear patch program. Presentations include 40-year service awards for volunteer hunter safety instructors and recognition of Conservation Officers Michael Evink and Ben Shively, who will be presented with Lifesaving Awards. The committee also will hear the regular DNR legislative report and other committee reports.
Immediately following the Committee of the Whole, the commission will receive public comments. Those wishing to appear before the NRC should contact Cheryl Nelson, executive assistant to the NRC, at 517-284-6237 or email@example.com to register.
Following public comments, commissioners are expected to vote on deer regulations.
DNR Director Keith Creagh then is scheduled to announce decisions on several land transactions and 2018 camping, lodging and modification/cancellation fees.
For more information about the Natural Resources Commission, including full agendas and meeting minutes, visit www.michigan.gov/nrc.