I just read about this on another forum. A man by the name of Kurt Meister is trying to ban hunting and snowmobiling in certain parts of the Huron-Manistee National Forest. He says guns and snowmobiles make to much noise for hikers and birdwatchers. Just thought this might be important news to some of you. I can't find much information on it, so if anyone knows anything please share.
I could understand snowmobiling as they are noisy and tend to run in packs. Hunting, however, makes very negligible noise. Now maybe a shooting range could be noisy when there is continued shooting but a random shot now and then like in hunting, nah. They're reaching.
The 10 dollar question here is which group provides a larger tax dollar back to the state. The hikers and birdwatchers or the hunters and snowmobilers ? I know hunting is a billion + dollar industry annualy . I would think that as in other states they could co exist and that banning any group would be unneeded. I do beleive as was already stated, that this is more of a control movement not that they interfere with any one elses use of facility. It is more about the dang old hunters are shooting poor defense less bambi . I question given the numbers in michigin of hunters and snowmobilers just how far their state legislators would want to push this.