Hunting guides in Michigan are required to obtain written permission in the form of a permit in order to provide hunting guiding services on DNR-managed public land. The Commercial Hunting Guide Permit only gives the authorization to have a business on DNR-managed public lands. The DNR does not issue permits for the "act" of guiding.
If you have questions about hunt guiding, please contact:
List of commercial hunting guides
Commercial hunting guide FAQs
Hunting guide land use permit application