Casperson Introduces Bills to Give NRC More Control Over Wildlife

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Senator Tom Casperson

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)State Senator Tom Casperson has introduced legislation to advance the scientific management of wildlife in Michigan.

Casperson says the two-bill package builds upon a voter-approved policy from 1996’s Proposal G.   That measure charged the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) with regulating the taking of game based on sound scientific management.

Among other things, the package includes allowing the NRC to add species to the game list and establish hunting seasons while retaining the Legislature’s ability to both add and remove species on the list, complimentary hunting opportunities for active service members and allow the NRC to regulate the taking of fish as they regulate the taking of game.

Senate Bills 288 and 289 were referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes Committee.

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