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Regulation summaries and handbooks

These regulation books (formerly called the fishing guide and hunting digests) are condensed collections of rules and regulations. The wildlife conservation order and Fisheries Orders contain full listings of regulations and legal descriptions, including the boundaries of management units for each species during their regular hunting or fishing seasons.

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Motorized recreation handbooks

Michigan handbook of boating laws and responsibilities

Handbook of Boating Laws

A comprehensive handbook defining Michigan's boating laws and regulations, navigation rules, weather emergencies, encountering other vessels and much more. 

handbook of Michigan ORV laws

Handbook of ORV Laws

A comprehensive handbook defining ORV laws and regulations, safety information, vehicle operation, riding instructions, and much more.