Park permits same as '09
LANSING - The Michigan Department of Natural Resource announced that the 2010 Michigan State Park Motor Vehicle Permits are on sale for the same price as in 2009.
The $24 permit provides access for Michigan residents to 98 Michigan state parks and recreation areas for the 2010 calendar year.
The resident annual permits may be purchased on line from the Michigan e-store at: www.michigan.gov/dnr or at all state park locations.
"Recent news reports regarding the proposed Recreation Passport have caused some confusion," said Ron Olson, chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division.
There is legislation pending that would create a new Recreation Passport program and eliminate the need for motor vehicle permits for Michigan residents, Olson said.
The new program would allow residents to pay an optional $10 park access fee with their annual vehicle registration. If the legislation is adopted, it would take effect for the 2011 season. State park visitors will still need a motor vehicle permit for the 2010 season.
Granite Bluff hunter
Dick Wenzel of Granite Bluff shot this seven-point, 138-pound buck during the Michigan firearm season.