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DU, other groups give federal Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 a thumbs-up

DU, other groups give federal Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 a thumbs-up

U.S. Senate version appeared last week and contains NAWCA funding and LWCF dedication

February 2015
Legislation allows for take of problem bears

Legislation allows for take of problem bears

Gov. Rick Snyder has approved legislation that will give Michigan farmers the ability to kill problem bears outside of the regular season, if the animals are damaging crops.

February 2015
Birding secret: Using your smartphone to find birds

Birding secret: Using your smartphone to find birds

Apps for birders, like the BirdsEye App, instantly shares eBird information and ties into Google Maps, Apple Maps, and TomTom

January 2015
DNR says revenue less than expected

DNR says revenue less than expected

New hunting and fishing license fee rates that took effect this year resulted in about an $8 million increase in revenue over the last fiscal year, but the added money is about $3 million less than officials anticipated.

January 2015
Bill puts limits on use of biodiversity management

Bill puts limits on use of biodiversity management

Michigan lawmakers recently approved legislation to limit the DNR’s ability to set aside land in the name of biodiversity, a controversial measure that pits timber interests and outdoorsmen against environmentalists.

January 2015
Be mindful of locating your birdfeeders in winter

Be mindful of locating your birdfeeders in winter

Make sure your feathered friends can access them

January 2015
Wolves, license fee hike top outdoor stories in ‘14

Wolves, license fee hike top outdoor stories in ‘14

The long, drawn-out roller-coaster ride along Michigan’s wolf-management highway was arguably the biggest story to grace the pages of Michigan Outdoor News in 2014.

January 2015
Timber sales receipts soar to record levels

Timber sales receipts soar to record levels

Michigan DNR officials are reporting record timber sales from state lands this year, a trend they attribute to increased demand from an improving economy.

December 2014
Graymont submits a new limestone mine proposal

Graymont submits a new limestone mine proposal

A Canadian mining company, Graymont Inc., has submitted a revised proposal to mine limestone on state land in the Upper Peninsula.

November 2014
Warbler plan raises concerns

Warbler plan raises concerns

Federal forestry officials plan to clear-cut hundreds of acres in the Huron National Forest near Glennie and replant the area with jack pines as part of a habitat restoration effort for the endangered Kirtland’s warbler.

November 2014
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