Landowners can earn up to $25 per acre through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting Access Program.
The program provides private-land hunting opportunities in southern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses through June 1.
There will be 100 elk licenses and 6,951 bear licenses available for the 2015 hunting seasons.
Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin were the only states authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a three-year experimental duck hunt.
2014 was the first year of the hunt which is being called a success.