Michigan deer permit issues
I'm with Bitter on this tempest in a teapot. From what I can gather, there's a big fight over Michigan raising its deer tag fee from $5 (where it's been since 1966, in days of 25 cent gas), to a whole $15. I gather from news clips that it also proposed to raise hunting license fees from $15 to $30. (The news articles are all over the place on numbers; seems to have been several different proposals).
A fight over a 10-25 dollar increase, after passage of 40 years? The average hunter would prob. spend more on gasoline to get there, and more on the box of cartridges. And if it's like AZ, the funds are kept by Fish and Game, to be used for hatcheries, hunting promotion, dealing with poaching, and building shooting ranges.
Here in AZ the resident license is $32, and the deer tag $42. So the combination costs $74, versus $35 under the MI proposal.
And you're a lot less likely to get a deer in the desert! If you want good hunting, you go to the Kiabab Forest. The deer tag for that is over a hundred bucks.