LANSING — The deadline for hunters to remove tree stands from public land is fast approaching.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says hunters have until March 1st to remove all scaffolds, raised platforms, and tree-climbing devices from public lands. Leaving equipment up after this date is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Officials say removal of the equipment is important to ensure the safety of all visitors. Hunters can bring their tree stands back to the woods starting September 1st. You can find out more about Michigan’s hunting equipment regulations by clicking here.