Whether you’re rural or local, it can be illegal for you to hunt on your own property. Even though you own the land and are properly licensed to hunt, you could still be arrested and criminally charged for hunting on your own property. Your land may be private, but hunting on your land is regulated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources . And if you’re charged by a Michigan DNR Conservator Officer with a hunting or fishing violation, you could go to jail for a mandatory 5 days minimum, as well as paying thousands of dollars in court costs and penalties.
Pro Tip: Renew your permits; know what’s in season; wear the right colors (hunter orange and COMING SOON hunter pink too!); use the right gear; and check your local ordinances. Got Questions? Take a Shot. Call our office to speak with one of our experienced Department of Natural Resources attorneys.