Skip to comments.Michgan freepers..need help navigating the deer hunting license procedure.
Posted on 11/11/2013 8:40:02 AM PST by kyperman
All Michigan freepers out there, need some help. I am NOT a hunter, but my son wants to go. We live on 80 a acres or private land that my dad owns. I want to take my son hunting this year, we are learning together. I am confused by the license process. I want two licenses, one for me and one for him....are these the same as TAGS? Or are tags in addition to the actual hunting license. Also, If I wanted to obtain a private land permit after the drawing, does that go by region?
Not anywhere I've hunted.
I may be wrong, but you need a license and tags. The license is your permit to hunt, and the tags represent how many deer you are allowed to take.
You buy the license and that is also a tag.
Your son may have to show that he completed a hunter safety course. I started hunting prior to that requirement and when it came into effect I was grandfathered but I had to show a previous license to confirm I had.
There are many regulations regarding land owners and what they can take. They usually get to take extra but I would have to ask my brother as he owns some land up north.
Your best bet is to go on the DNR web site and poke around the regs they have posted. Right from the horses mouth,so to speak.
You have to have a license to hunt on private land? We hunt on private property every year and never once had a license or tags. We observe the state’s bag limits and regulations, but as I understood it, there’s no regulation with hunting on private property.
On privately owned land, I don’t see any need for a license or tag, unless you’re going to brag up your kills or someone rats you out.
Your mileage may vary.
I believe the license comes with one tag. Just go in to Meijers the sporting goods department. They will answer all your questions and fix you up.
Antlerless tags are issued by County now, good for any private land in the county listed on the license.
License and tag are one and the same. There isn’t a ‘back tag’ now.
Most counties in the southern third of the state will have leftover antlerless tags that you can purchase over the counter at any license dealer.
Tags cost $15 each for antlerless or regular gun or bow good only for bucks.
You have to have taken a hunter safety class, or be born before a certain date, to purchase a hunting license. I think you would have to be born before 1960, but don’t quote me on that.
First thing I would need to know to help with information is...
Have you hunted before? Your age? What county?
I was a MI DNR licensed Hunter Safety Instructor for 25 years and know most of the information you will need to know.
I have hunted before, but not much. My son has not, but he has his hunters saftey done.
We are in allegan county, I will be hunging on family land most of the time.
Let me do some checking on leftover antlerless permits for allegan county.
It would make sense to also get those so you could shoot bucks or does.
OK, there are 3,100 leftover antlerless permits for your county so you should be able to buy them at any license agent.
You will need to know the phone number of the property owner.
Your son should bring his hunter safety certificate and you will need your drivers license or other state approved ID.
If you each get an antlerless permit and a regular gun deer the cost is $30 for both permits.
It sounds like you should be all set.