ATTENTION ALL MBH MEMBERS
To : MBH General Membership & MBH Board of Directors
From: Sam Morello
President, Michigan Bow Hunters Assn
7729 Shady Beach DR
Whitmore lake, MI 48189
Dear MBH Member,
We have a small problem in the state that may become a very large problem. The State of Michigan MDNR has made a proposal to extend a Pilot program allowing Deer to be taken with a firearm using a Deer Management Assistance Permit (DMAP) throughout the state of Michigan. These DMAP are intended to aid the farmer to control deer during the first Archery season (Oct 1- Nov 14).The extension currently in the proposal is Oct 1 through Oct 14 to allow a farmer with a special permit to take deer with a firearm. This date is not finalized at this time. The proposal allows the permit holder to use a firearm to dispatch either a buck or a doe with the license. The proposal is to remove the current sunset clause in the trial period and allow this practice state wide. This provision would allow farmers with a permit to shoot at, pursue and harvest deer within the state. Within the permit system proposed, there is a provision for harvesting problem bucks.
MBH is actively involved in stakeholder meetings with the Farm Bureau, QDMA, UP Whitetails, and MDNR. MBH is also running an informal petition drive to show our resolve against this intrusion into Archery season with firearms. My goal is to have every MBH member sign the petition and then mail it back to me or Bob Jones.
The below PDF opens to the document for a single member signature. I feel that the general membership needs the ability to support this individually. I request each and every member download the file, sign, date and return it to either me or Bob Jones. If you have already signed the petition at an event, we have a check box on the single signature form indicating that too.
This is extremely important, please take the time and support these activities.
Yours in Bow Hunting & thank you for your dedicated service to MBH
Sam Morello Bob Jones
7729 Shady Beach ST 3635 Sylvester,
Whitmore lake, MI 48189 Dryden, MI 48428