Proposed policy resolutions approved by delegates at the county annual meeting

View the resolutions below that were approved at the county annual and submitted to the state policy development committee to be considered at the Michigan Farm Bureau annual meeting. 

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088-Wildlife ManagementWildlife control permits should be free and easily accessible based on seasonal damage and allow the landowner, regardless of the hunting season, to use the appropriate firearm for the land’s zone. Controlling species, regardless of sex, on farmland is necessary to limit economic damage. All citizens eligible to hold a hunting license should be able to harvest deer under a wildlife control permit with permission of the permit holder. Permit shooting locations should be based on permit holder discretion at a county level as economic damage moves dependent upon crop, time of year, etc. MFB encourages farmers to also consider alternative methods for controlling loss, which may include lease options. If control methods are ineffective, farmers should have the authority to manage nuisance/destructive species on their land, including utilizing services from programs such as USDA Wildlife Services.