Wildlife Conservation Order (Updated 11/13/2019)

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  1. Title and Definitions
  2. General Hunting and Trapping Regulations
  3. Species Regulations
    • Elk 3.1
    • Deer - Firearm, Baiting, Bait 3.100
    • Deer & Elk Feeding 3.100a
    • Deer Seasons & Management Units 3.101
    • Bear 3.200
    • Turkey 3.300
    • Waterfowl/Migratory Birds 3.400
    • Pheasant 3.501
    • Ruffed Grouse 3.502
    • Sharptailed Grouse 3.503
    • Quail 3.504
    • Rabbits & Hares 3.505
    • Woodchucks 3.506
    • Squirrels 3.507
    • Fur-Bearing Animals 3.600
      • Skunks 3.604 hunting
      • Raccoon 3.605 hunting
      • Muskrat, Mink, Raccoon 3.606 trapping
      • Beaver & Otter 3.607
      • Bobcat 3.608
      • Fox Hunting & Trapping, Coyote Trapping 3.609
    • Use of Snares
      • Coyote Hunting 3.610
      • Badger 3.611
      • Fisher 3.620
      • Live Traps 3.621
      • Seal/Taxidermist 3.622
      • Marten 3.630
  4. Possession, Importation and Sale
    • Possession 4.1
    • Importation 4.2
    • Buying & Selling 4.3
    • Commercial Processing 4.4
    • Road-Killed Animals 4.5
  5. Special Permit Regulations
    • Importation Permits 5.2
    • Importation Restrictions 5.5
    • Highway Killed Deer or Bear 5.10
    • Scientific Collector's Permit 5.20
    • Taxidermy Permit 5.30
    • Deer Damage Shooting Permit 5.40
    • Nuisance Animal Control Permit 5.50
    • Ferrets 5.60
    • Wildlife Rehabilitation Permits 5.70
    • Disease Control Permit 5.76
    • Deer Management Assistance (DMA) Permit 5.80
    • Crossbow Permit 5.95
    • Special Permits & Fees 5.110
    • Liability 5.120
  6. Hunting with Dogs
  7. State Parks and Recreation Areas
  8. Sanctuaries, Refuges and Closures
  9. Protected and Unprotected Animals
    • Certain Species 9.1
    • Protected Animals 9.3
    • Carnivorous Animals 9.4
  10. Falconry
  11. Public Exhibition of Animals
  12. Management Areas Defined
    • Deer 12.1
    • Elk 12.500
    • Bear 12.550
    • Spring Turkey 12.602
    • Southern Lower Peninsula 12.641
    • Fall Turkey 12.650
    • Goose (So. Michigan) 12.700
    • Pheasant 12.750
    • Sharptailed Grouse 12.751
    • Bobcat 12.806a
    • Fisher 12.807
    • Badger 12.809
    • CWD Surveillance Zone 12.900
    • Pure Michigan Hunt Unit 12.999
    • Wolf Management Unit 12.1000
  13. Managed State Game and Wildlife Areas
  14. Dog Training
  15. Field Dog Trials