Just got my Michigan Outdoor News and looking inside I found this article: Time for state land-users permits. It is time this idea come to th forfront. What Michigan needs is a pay-to-play program for its state land users. Do you know there are thousands of mushroom pickers that converge on the springtime woods to pick mushrooms for free? Some sell them for profit and get as much as $30 to $50 per pound. It's time for the people of the state of Michigan who use our great state lands for recreation and profit to help pay for the lands they enjoy. Here is the idea: If you are going to be on state land, you must have in your possession one of the following - a hunting/trapping license that is valid for that year, or a state land-users permit. The permit would cost the same as our hunting license. The purchase of this permit would tell the DNR just how many people use the state lands for reasons other than hunting, trapping and fishing. Think about all the mushroom and berry pickers, cross country skiers, snowshoers, bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. All the campers, target shooters, birdwatchers and photographers. All these users paying $15 to use our state lands. What do you think about land-users permits?