Natural Resources Committee Report – Week 4, 2018

SF 2118 – Youth deer hunting licenses – use across other seasons;
SF 2020 – Allowed percentage of state park or preserve campsites available for reservation. 



SF 2118 allows a person issued a youth deer-hunting license with an unused tag to hunt in other deer-hunting seasons. An amendment adopted in committee clarifies that the person could only use the approved “method of take” or weapon during that season.
[1/25: short form (Absent: Bertrand)]


SF 2020 would allow the Natural Resource Commission (NRC) to designate up to 100 percent of the campsites in a state park or preserve as reservable through the centralized reservation system administered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR’s reservation system allows people to reserve a campsite in advance, instead of waiting until they arrive at the area and seeing if a site is available. Reservations can be made online or over the phone.

When the DNR established the reservation system, the portion of reservable campsites was limited to 50 percent as a way to balance concerns among some park users that the reservation system would change how campsites were used at their local parks. Under current rules, the Commission allows up to 75 percent of campsites to be reserved through the system.
[1/25: short form (Absent: Bertrand)]