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Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Township Parks

Fishing is permitted within Garfield Township parkland in accordance with all applicable State and Federal regulations.  


Trapping is prohibited on all Township Parkland.


Hunting is permitted on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Boardman Valley Nature Preserve and Miller Creek Natural Area, and in accordance with all State and Federal regulations. 

Hunters must possess a permit issued by the Parks Administrator. Permits are valid for 7 days beginning 2 hours before sunrise on Saturday and ending at sunset on the following Friday. There is no fee to obtain a hunting permit. Hunting is prohibited on all other Township parks.


Hunting Permit Application 


Map of Permitted Hunting Areas


Boardman Valley Nature Preserve Hunting Map

Miller Creek Nature Reserve Hunting Map


Detailed Township Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Regulations


Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Also visit the Grand Traverse Conservancy for a list of other properties available to hunt on.

This page last updated on 3/3/2020.

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