1. Any member can obtain a DNR permit to
remove beaver from the COMMONS area
2. The Club VP is responsible for keeping the
COMMONS area main trails cleared and
1. Each owner may have up to two ground blinds and two tree stands for
each lot owned.
2. Every blind must be identified with the owners lot number and current
3. Unidentified blinds located in the COMMONS area are considered
abandoned and can be removed by any other member.
4. SAFTY FIRST- When setting up a blind, be aware and scout other
blinds nearby and select your shooting lanes carefully.
5. Please be respectful of your neighbor hunters space needs.
6. Locate any deer hunting blinds at least 50 yards from the edge of
any Club prepared food plot.
7. Portable blinds are to be removed from the COMMONS area by Jan.
1st of each year.
8. Guests are not allowed to add their own blinds if it exceeds the total
allowed for the owner.
9. Rights to build blinds cannot be transferred from one owner to another
owner. ie: A non hunter cannot give permission to another member
to set up a blind with the non-hunters unused allocation.
10. Permanent ground blinds are to be made from dead natural forest
materials but may have a cover against the weather.
1. Only fallen/dead trees may be cut for personal use in the COMMONS
2.Any Association authorized cutting must be at least 300 feet behind the
back lot lines.
3.Timber cutting is allowed as described in the Forest Management Plan
approved by the membership at the Sept. 27th, 2014 Annual Meeting.
In summary, for wildlife habitat , we should cut approximately 28 acres
of mature softwood (poplar birch and soft maple) every three years
plus plant special trees and bushes..
1. Each member can buy two ID badges for each lot owned.
2. Badges cost $10.00 each or $11.00 by postal mail
3. Every Hunter in the COMMONS area must carry a badge,
except for minors who are with their owner-member.
4.All Non -hunters in the COMMONS area must have at least
one person in their group with an ID badge.
5. Any person(s) in the COMMONS area without club
identification is considered as a Trespasser and can
be asked to leave immediately.
6. Members are asked to call the 911 Sheriff dispatch when
encountering a trespasser. Take pictures and give the gate
number or lot number location to the Sheriff.
7. All guests must abide by these same rules.
8. Buy Badges at:
- Steve Graves, Lots 117,118,119 , 8677, Rt M61
- Bob Grignon, Lot # 58, 7894 Springwood Lake
-Todd Rachel, Badges- by- mail
950 Indianwood Rd
Lake Orion, MI
1. Target shooting is not allowed anywhere in the
2. Harrison Gun Club has an excellent shooting
area with ranges for 25, 50, and 100 yards. Join
up or just use their "sight-in" days during the
week before rifle season open to the public.
3. Safety first- Hikers, berry pickers, mushroom
hunters, atv's, etc. may be anywhere in the
COMMONS area during all seasons and non
VEHICLES: ( anything motorized)
1. Deer Bow Seasons- Vehicles 0perating in COMMONS
area only between 10:am and 3:00pm.
2. Deer Gun Season- Vehicles operating in COMMONS area
only between 11:00am to 1:00pm as posted on all gates.
3. Speed- 10 mph max for all vehicles at all times!
4. After Hunting Hours- Vehicles are allowed in the
COMMONS area after dark allowing for retrieval of game
-Deer Seasons: Oct. 1st to Jan. 1st - Vehicle Parking is
allowed only in the three designated spots inside each
- Non Deer Hunting days and the rest of the
year vehicles can park anywhere in the COMMONS
Some basic land usage rules were developed since all members own, not only their personal one acre lot, but also an undivided 1/150 th of the interior COMMONS area for each lot they own. These rules were deemed needed so the members could share the COMMONS area without conflicts and so to be uniformly fair to all owners. Please contact your Secretary for a complete set of Club Rules or click on the blue button shown here.
BIRCH HILLS SPORTSMAN'S CLUB
WHAT A GREAT PIECE OF PROPERTY