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Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources Main Site
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Detroit Chapter 6
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Lansing Chapter 610
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Ann Arbor MI chapter 107
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=11782&sid=22
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Grand Rapids MI chapter 155
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