State Rep. Graham Filler this week voted to eliminate a requirement recently put in place by the unelected Natural Resources Commission (NRC) that, if allowed to stand, could result in criminal penalties for deer hunters who fail to comply.
The NRC mandate taking effect this year requires all hunters to report detailed information to the Department of Natural Resources within 72 hours of harvesting a deer in Michigan. Anyone who does not complete the online report can be charged with a misdemeanor. House Bill 6354, approved by the House on Wednesday, would prohibit the NRC from requiring hunters to report harvested deer.
“No one should face the possibility of jail time because they don’t have internet access at deer camp and can’t comply with the new requirements made up by overreaching unelected bureaucrats,” said Filler, of Clinton County. “I’d like to put a stop to this before hunting season begins.”
House Bill 6354 now advances to the Michigan Senate for further consideration.
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