why not SELL it to the sportsmen? they raise funds yearly to keep the environment pristine. selling them land would place it under their control, get it out of the state's hands, and provide a possible source of income to the state.
let's also say that as long as it's kept for recreational use (hunting, fishing, etc.) that the land is tax exempt.
michigan constitution, article 1. Sec. 6.
Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.
keep your powder dry.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." Bovard 1994