Around this time last year, the Michigan DNR gave the City of Ann Arbor the go-ahead to sterilize free-ranging whitetail deer in some parts of the city while culling deer in other parts of the city, all by White Buffalo, Inc., the same company behind the plan to give vasectomies to bucks on Staten Island, New York.

Introduced by Representative Triston Cole (R-Mancelona) at the beginning of December, HB 5321 would prohibit the Department from issuing permits that authorizes the sterilization of game.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been pushing communities and state agencies around the country to adopt sterilization as a way to prevent urban bowhunting or future culling.

Sterilization as a wildlife management tool is not only impractical and expensive, it could even be considered less humane than a well-placed bullet (or arrow).

Next Wednesday, January 24, the House Natural Resources Committee will be taking up this important piece of legislation. Call your representatives today and ask them to support HB 5321!

Members of the House Natural Resources Committee can be contacted here:

Gary Howell (R) Committee Chair, 82nd District: (517) 373-1800

Beau LaFave (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 108th District: (517) 373-0156

David Maturen (R) 63rd District: (517) 373-1787

Joseph Bellino (R) 17th District: (517) 373-1530

Daire Rendon (R) 103rd District: (517) 373-3817

Curt VanderWall (R) 101st District: (517) 373-0825

William Sowerby (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 31st District: (517) 373-0159

Stephanie Chang (D) 6th District: (517) 373- 0823

Sara Cambensy (D) 109th District: (517) 373-0498


Also, find out who your State Representative is here and call them today:


  1. Mac Eckhardt on January 20, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Let licensed Michigan hunters take care of the problem. Urban bow hunting license would be more revenue in your pocket. You are wasting money by trying to play God.

  2. Jeff Hulet on January 21, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    This is finally coming to be done. We need to use Sportsmen to “Manage” wildlife instead of Crazy ideas like Sterilization. I applaud these members of the House NRC for working on this House Bill.

  3. Mike Meissner on January 22, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I behalf of my self and the Harbor Beach Conservation Club We are in 100% support of HB 5321.

  4. James B Morey on January 28, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Sterilize the clowns that want this done to wild animal’s. Hunters have done an excellent job at our state park’s.

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