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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
Seal the deal with scents and scrapes when bowhunting for deer

Seal the deal with scents and scrapes when bowhunting for deer

When rutting action intensifies, getting aggressive can lead to a filled tag

October 2014
Game farm owner sentenced for selling snow goose meat

Game farm owner sentenced for selling snow goose meat

A Wisconsin game farm owner was convicted of a felony due to his illegal selling of snow goose meat in homemade sausage.

October 2014
Whitetail poacher fined over $12,000

Whitetail poacher fined over $12,000

A Kent County man has pleaded guilty to poaching two trophy bucks during the September youth hunt and has been fined more than $12,000 under the state’s new enhanced deer violation penalties, according to DNR reports.

October 2014
Are changes at hand for commercial forest land?

Are changes at hand for commercial forest land?

Upper Peninsula state Sen. Tom Casperson is expected to soon introduce legislation to address public access issues on properties enrolled in Michigan’s Commercial Forest program.

September 2014
Legislature set to take up conservation bill

Legislature set to take up conservation bill

Hunters, anglers urged to contact their state reps

August 2014
New road kill legislation is signed into law

New road kill legislation is signed into law

Michigan lawmakers and hunting groups recently reworked the process for claiming game killed by vehicles, creating a three-tier system that ensures limited-quota species and other animals remain protected.

August 2014
Sportsmen’s Act falls again in U.S. Senate

Sportsmen’s Act falls again in U.S. Senate

The National Shooting Sports Foundation called it “the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation.”

June 2014
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