Safety First: Consumers Energy’s Hunting Policy Works to Protect Employees and Neighbors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Consumers Energy is reminding hunters making plans to tag a deer on Michigan’s Nov. 15 firearm opener that hunting is not allowed on its property, with the exception of its hydro properties in the northern Lower Peninsula.

“Safety is our No. 1 priority along our 98,000 miles of rights of way,” said Mike Williams, Consumers Energy’s director of corporate security. “We want our employees, neighbors and everyone near our property as safe as possible. This policy also addresses neighboring landowners who are concerned about trespassers entering from Consumers Energy’s property.”

Special provisions apply to Consumers Energy-owned lands encompassing 12,000 acres bordering its Au Sable, Manistee and Muskegon river hydroelectric facilities, where hunting is allowed.

However, constructing blinds, target shooting, baiting, burning and fire pits are strictly prohibited on all Consumers Energy land. In addition, dirt bikes, ATVs and other off-road vehicles may not be operated on any company property.

A free online brochure, “A Guide to Consumers Energy Land: To Our Michigan Neighbors,” provides information for landowners, developers and others on use of Consumers Energy property.

To report illegal activity on Consumers Energy land, contact the local law enforcement agency or call the company’s corporate security at 1-800-760-3295.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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BROCHURE:
 Download a free brochure “A Guide to Consumers Energy Land: To Our Michigan Neighbors,” which details options for uses of Consumers Energy property:
www.consumersenergy.com/News.aspx?id=8192&year=2015

FALL ACTIVITIES AT HYDROS: Link to a recent Consumers Energy news release with suggestions for outdoor enthusiasts: www.michigan.gov/dnr

Media Contacts: Terry DeDoes, 517-788-2394, or Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394

For more information about Consumers Energy, go to www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

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