Quite honestly it doesn't mean much to me, because unless I was unbelievably lucky enough to get a bear tag, I would probably never bother going there to hunt. The lower peninsulas national forests are private property infested trash, not ever really worthy of the title "national forest". The entire lower peninsula was almost entirely raped and sold off before preserving nature got popular in the early 1900's. (may the loggers rot in hell)
For my time and money, for hunting small game or deer, I'll stay south of Saginaw. At least in the southern lower peninsula you can fairly easily tell which land is which without a damn plat book.
I suppose from a pro gun stance it's good to prevent incremental rights erosion, but to me it's more of a misguided conservation issue than a gun rights one.