The check-in station at a Hunting Access Program property in Lenawee County is shown.  Hunters sign-in here and check for other users.  Then, they may hunt on the property if the capacity has not been reached.  Property owners who enroll land in the program receive payments and may specify the types of hunting allowed on the property.

The Lenawee Conservation District is in search of non-public Monroe County land for the Division of Pure Sources’ Searching Entry Program.

Landowners who enroll their land in this system enable searching on the property and obtain cost to be used of the property. Enrollment is open by means of Sept. 1.

Landowners will need to have at the very least 40 acres of land with some wildlife habitat, reminiscent of a forest, brush or wetland.

The Searching Entry Program started in 1977 and goals to “improve public searching alternatives in areas with restricted public land,” the Lenawee Conservation District mentioned. The district additionally serves Monroe County.

This system has grown within the final 45 years.

“This system has regularly developed since its inception in 1977 and, since 2011, the variety of enrolled acres has greater than tripled,” Laura Choose, Farm Invoice biologist with the Lenawee Conservation District, mentioned. “At present there are about 150 properties enrolled in this system throughout the eligible counties.”

However, none are in Monroe County.

“There are at the moment no properties in Monroe County enrolled in this system, and we’re excited to search out out if there are any landowners,” Choose mentioned.

Landowners obtain an annual cost for using their land.

“Funds are based mostly on habitat sort, habitat high quality and varieties of searching allowed, and could be as excessive as $20 per acre per 12 months,” Choose mentioned. “There may be additionally a $5 per acre bonus added for land enrolled in a Farm Invoice program, such because the Conservation Reserve Program, for a most cost of $25 per acre per 12 months.”