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Michigan Wetland Wonders Challenge Winners Awarded

Winners of the Consumers Energy-sponsored Wetland Wonders Challenge, hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan United Conservation Clubs, were awarded an ultimate waterfowl prize package on Friday, March 21, at the Shiawassee …

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Pure Michigan Hunt Applications Now Available

The Pure Michigan Hunt drawing opportunity kicked off March 1. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to apply today so they don’t miss their chance to win the hunt of a lifetime. There are three lucky winners each year.

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New Michigan Fishing, Hunting and ORV License Structure Begins March 1

Michigan’s fishing, hunting and ORV licenses will change beginning March 1, 2014. The new license structure – authorized by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2013 – makes buying a license easier and provides vital funding t…

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New Michigan Fishing, Hunting and ORV License Structure Begins March 1

Michigan’s fishing, hunting and ORV licenses will change beginning March 1, 2014. The new license structure – authorized by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2013 – makes buying a license easier and provides vital funding t…

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New Michigan Laws Increase Fines for Poaching Antlered Deer, Recreational Trespass

New state laws designed to deter poaching of antlered bucks, especially those with trophy-sized racks, and to reduce recreational trespass are now in effect in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today.

The new laws make seve…

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DNR Employee Earns National Wild Turkey Federation’s Educator of the Year Award

The Michigan State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has named Ed Shaw, an employee with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Marketing and Outreach Division, as Educator of the Year for 2013. Shaw works at the DNR’s C…

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Lisa Jackson Receives 2013 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year Award from Michigan State Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation

The Michigan State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has named Lisa Jackson, an 11-year veteran employee with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Division, as Outstanding Conservationist of the Year for 2013…

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Michigan Spring Turkey Hunting Applications on Sale until Feb. 1

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that spring turkey hunting applications are on sale until Saturday, Feb 1. The application fee is $4. Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at www.michig…

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Michigan DNR Conservation Officer to be Honored at National Wild Turkey Federation Convention

A Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer from Clare County was honored on Jan. 18 by the Michigan chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) at its annual convention in Big Rapids. Conservation officer Jason McCu…

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Michigan Spring Turkey Hunting Applications on Sale Now Through Feb. 1

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to start dreaming of spring by purchasing their spring turkey hunt applications today.

The DNR reminds hunters that spring turkey hunting applications are on sale now through Feb 1. The appl…

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Michigan DNR Allows Supplemental Feeding of Deer in Southern U.P. Counties with Permit

Due to heavy accumulated snowfall, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will allow supplemental feeding of deer in the southern Upper Peninsula by permitted groups and individuals beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Supplemental feeding is only allo…

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A Successful Michigan Elk Season, in More Ways Than One

Michigan’s 2013 elk hunting season that just wrapped up was a successful season all-around. While hunters walked away with an experience they’ll never forget, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff members are happy management goals were met, bo…

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Michigan DNR Finds 2013 Firearm Deer Hunters Faced Challenges, but Persistence Pays off

Michigan’s 2013 firearm deer season wrapped up last weekend, and challenging conditions and lower deer numbers in some areas have likely led to fewer deer being taken this year, the Department of Natural Resources announced today. Firearm season deer…

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Ask the DNR to Air on Michigan’s WNMU-TV Thursday Dec. 5

“Ask the DNR” returns to WNMU-TV Channel 13 in the Upper Peninsula Thursday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. (EDT). The episode will focus on snowmobiling and ice fishing opportunities and regulations, a recap of the deer hunting seasons so far, and a look at remain…

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Michigan’s Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas to Begin Hunter Self-registration

Beginning this week, southeast Michigan’s Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas (MWHAs) have shifted to self-registration in lieu of managed draws for the remainder of the duck hunting season, the Department of Natural Resources announced today.

Cold tempera…

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Michigan DNR Reminders Hunters about Guidelines for Importing Deer, Elk and Moose Meat Taken in Other States

As successful deer, elk and moose hunters return from trips in Michigan and beyond, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that there are regulations regarding the importation of carcasses from certain other states and provinces.

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Carhartt Joins the Pure Michigan Hunt

For more than 120 years Carhartt has had a place on Michigan’s map. Recently, the company came on board as a prize-package sponsor of the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Pure Michigan Hunt – a sponsorship that helps to support hunting an…

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Still Time for Michigan Hunters to Enter the Wetland Wonders Challenge

Hunters, there’s still time to enter the Consumers Energy-sponsored Wetland Wonders Challenge this waterfowl season. The contest began Oct. 12 and runs until Jan. 31, 2014.

Michigan’s Wetland Wonders are the seven premier Managed Waterfowl Hunt Area…

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Michigan DNR Reminds Hunters to Be Ethical – Buy a License Before You Hunt and Do Not Loan Kill Tags

Every deer hunting season, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers encounter individuals engaged in unethical hunting practices, and tackle many cases of individuals buying a hunting license after harvesting a deer or loani…

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Michigan’s Firearm Deer Season Starts Soon – Helpful Reminders

On Friday, Nov. 15, tens of thousands of Michigan residents and nonresidents will take to the field to enjoy deer hunting. The firearm season runs from Nov. 15-30. Once a deer has been harvested, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hu…

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Michigan’s First Managed Wolf Hunt Begins Friday

Michigan’s wolf hunt begins Nov. 15 in three distinct units in the Upper Peninsula. These units were designed around areas of chronic wolf-human conflict where other methods of controlling that conflict have proven ineffective.

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Michigan Conservation Officers Offer Top 10 Tips for Safe Hunting in 2013

With Michigan’s rich tradition of fall hunting getting under way, conservation officers at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have offered their top 10 tips for a safe outdoor experience.

“Hunting in Michigan is a time-honored activity, r…

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Michigan Youth Waterfowl Hunts Hosted at Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas

Bring your young hunter to one of Michigan’s Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas (MWHAs) in November for a memorable hunting experience. Hunters can choose from several dates and locations. Parties with at least one youth will be given priority in the draw…

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Michigan DNR Offers Trapper Education Field Days in Dowagiac, Frankenmuth and Troy

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Hunter Education Program will offer three trapper education field days in southern Michigan on Dec. 7-8. The field days are for trapper education students who have completed the online or home-stud…

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Feathers Flew for Pure Michigan Hunt Winners During 2013 Waterfowl Season

Waterfowl season is well under way, and the Fish Point Managed Waterfowl Hunt Area recently hosted two of the Pure Michigan Hunt (PMH) winners on opening weekend.

Jim Bosscher from McBain chose Fish Point for his Pure Michigan waterfowl hunt. The open…

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Michigan Youth Waterfowl Hunts at Saginaw Bay Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas

Bring your young hunter to one of Saginaw Bay’s Managed Waterfowl Hunt Areas (MWHAs) in October and November for a thrilling hunting experience. Three Saginaw Bay MWHAs will host youth priority drawings for hunts in the upcoming weeks:

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Michigan Conservation Officers Remind Hunters to Follow Off-road Vehicle Laws

With deer hunting seasons under way, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers remind hunters heading afield using an off-road vehicle (ORV) to follow ORV land-use regulations.

”Each year, we see hunters using ORVs where it is i…

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Videos Offer Virtual Tours of Michigan’s ‘Wetland Wonders’ for Waterfowl Hunters

Hunters can check out Michigan’s seven “Wetland Wonders” – the seven premier managed waterfowl areas in southern Michigan – in a series of new YouTube videos highlighting some of these treasures.The DNR invites hunters to explore these areas this…

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ORVs with Orange Flags are Michigan Hunters with Disabilities, Operating Under the Law

Hunters enjoying Michigan’s deer hunting seasons may spot a fellow hunter on an off-road vehicle with an orange flag. Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers remind everyone that hunters using ORVs with orange flags are…

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Attention Hunters: Pipeline Construction Under Way in Southern Michigan

As hunters go into the field in southern Michigan this season, they should be aware that they may see some construction activity in the woods and should use caution.

Enbridge is currently constructing segments of the Line 6B pipeline in Michigan. Thi…

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