Michigan’s Hunting Access Program (HAP) was created in 1977 to increase public hunting opportunities and connect hunters with hunting lands through mutual beneficial agreements with farmers and private landowners. The HAP program was expanded to the Eastern Upper Peninsula in 2014 to help hunters gain access to potential sharp-tail habitat, which is predominantly found on private lands. Enrolled HAP lands may also include hunting for other small game species. Hunters can verify the type(s) of hunting allowed on each HAP land by visiting www.michigan.gov/hap. Hunting on HAP lands in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is available from October 10 to 31 for farms that allow sharp-tail hunting only and from September 15 through November 10 for farms that are open for small game. For more information contact the Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District or Michigan DNR.
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