Michigan Moose Hunting Advisory Council to Meet July 20 in Marquette
Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- The Moose Hunting Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, July 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Department of Natural Resources Marquette Operations Service Center, located at 1990 U.S. 41 South in Marquette.
The meeting agenda includes discussion by the council members regarding their task of producing a formal report examining the potential impacts moose hunting would have on the moose population and the various economic benefits associated with a moose hunt, and what core elements that report should ultimately include.
The seven-member council was created under a law passed by the Legislature in 2010, directing the Natural Resources Commission and the council to examine the possibility of a moose hunting season in Michigan. The council tentatively plans to submit its report at the NRC’s September 15 meeting in Sault Ste. Marie. Whether or not a moose hunting season is established and what a season would entail is at the discretion of the NRC.
The legislation that created the Moose Hunting Advisory Council specified that the seven-member council would include representatives from the following stakeholder groups: the DNR Director or his designee, an organization promoting conservation in Michigan, organizations promoting hunting or fishing in Michigan, representatives nominated by the speaker of the house and senate majority leader, and a representative chosen by the Michigan Intertribal Council.
Members appointed to the council include Jim Ekdahl of L'Anse, Jim Hammill of Crystal Falls, Mick Jarvi of Houghton County, George Lindquist of Marquette County, Jason Dinsmore of Ann Arbor and DNR Wildlife Division Chief Russ Mason.
Those who wish to offer public comment to the council members regarding a potential moose hunting season are encouraged to submit their comments electronically to [email protected] or by mail to DNR Wildlife Division, Attn: Dan Eichinger, 530 W. Allegan, Lansing, MI 48909.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.