• Public Hunting on Private Lands Digest Michigan Hunting Access Program Digest PDF icon

    Please see the Michigan Hunting Access Program Digest for a complete listing of HAP rules

    HAP lands are privately owned lands for which the landowners have agreed to allow public access. All hunters are responsible to know and understand the rules of the program, as well as rules of each property and state and federal regulations. Please treat these privately owned lands with respect and observe the following:

    • You must follow all individual landowner rules as described in the hunter registration folder located at the HAP property and stated in the online property listing found on this website.
    • Hunting is the ONLY activity allowed on HAP lands. HAP lands are not open from June 1st through August 31st.
    • You must register every time you hunt on HAP lands at the property headquarters or hunter registration box.
    • You are only allowed to hunt species listed under “Hunt Types” for each individual property as stated in the online list of HAP properties found on this website.
    • You are only allowed to hunt during seasons listed for each individual property as stated in the online list of HAP properties found on this website.
    • Driving on HAP lands is banned unless you have landowner permission.
    • Do not block drives or lanes. Park in designated area when provided by the landowner.
    • Use of ORVs is prohibited without landowner permission.
    • Hunting in or damaging standing crops is banned.
    • Use of permanent blinds, tree stands or nails/screws in trees is prohibited.
    • Clean up after yourself; No littering allowed.
    • All rules and regulations enforced by the DNR still apply while hunting on HAP lands.