Fall fish stocking in 2017 consisted of nine species – brook trout, brown trout, coho salmon, lake trout, Eagle Lake and steelhead strain rainbow trout, lake sturgeon, walleye and muskellunge.
Ask Michigan residents what comes to mind when hearing the word “wildlife,” and – depending on which part of the state they live in – you likely would get quick answers including deer, elk, turkey, and probably a handful of popular fish species like lake trout and muskellunge. Ask Amy Derosier, a wildlife biologist with the Michigan DNR in Lansing,…
An Allegan County man has pleaded guilty to deer poaching as the result of an investigation by Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers. Colton Anderson, 22, of Plainwell was sentenced Jan. 18 in Allegan County 57th District Court to 60 days in jail, $30,250 in reimbursement to the state and the loss of hunting privileges for seven years. The…
Completing the study will provide DNR wildlife managers with valuable information needed if chronic wasting disease is detected in the U.P.
The 2018 total allocation to state of Michigan anglers for Black Lake is seven lake sturgeon.
Hunt will run Jan. 4-7 and 11-14 on public and private land in northern Ionia County and eastern Montcalm County, in select townships.
Hunt will run Jan. 4-7 and 11-14 on private land in Alpena County, south of M-32.
Michigan alone has 75 count circles; Michigan DNR and Audubon Great Lakes working together for conservation.
And “Nothing eats better than a ruffed grouse.”
“The fact that we have likely found so many additional CWD-positive deer is a major concern for Michigan’s deer population.”
No evidence of human infection from eating properly cooked game.
This is the 11th case of CWD to be confirmed in free-ranging deer in Michigan and second hunter-harvested CWD-positive deer in the county; three additional suspected positive cases in the county awaiting confirmation.
According to Michigan DNR statistics, more than 7,500 people 80 years old or older bought a deer hunting license in 2016 and sales this year point toward that trend continuing.
Lansing — Every year, Pure Michigan Hunt winners get to spend their hunting seasons living out their dreams – pursuing elk, bear, deer, turkey and ducks in Michigan’s outdoors. This year, all three winners bagged a beautiful Michigan bull elk and a black bear. Michele Ketchum of Sparta tagged a 6×6 bull elk in Montmorency County on the morning of…
Roughly 30,000 people buy fur harvester licenses in Michigan every year, about half of whom are trappers.
Wakefield and Watersmeet check stations help ‘Keep the U.P. CWD free’ efforts.
The Pittman-Robertson Act is funded by an excise tax on firearm and ammunition purchases. These funds are distributed to state wildlife agencies and earmarked for hunter education programs and projects to restore and manage wildlife habitat. (Michigan DNR)Todd Switala has always been a volunteer. He’s coached Little League baseball, swim and soccer teams, led Cub Scout and Boy Scout groups,…
The Michigan DNR is on the lookout for locations of denned bears in the northern Lower Peninsula in order to fit the bears with radio collars for an ongoing bear management program. “Information gathered from bears assists in managing the black bear population,” said Mark Boersen, wildlife biologist at the DNR Roscommon Customer Service Center. “Currently, we have six female…
Many parts of the Upper Peninsula have seen a recent increase in kayak recreation.
Lansing — The Michigan DNR has confirmed a new state-record fish for cisco (also known as lake herring). The fish was caught Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. by Michael Lemanski of Florence, Wisc., on Lake Ottawa in Iron County in the western Upper Peninsula. Lemanski was still-fishing with a homemade jig. The fish weighed 6.36 pounds and measured 21.8…
If confirmed positive, the 1.5-year-old buck, harvested in Sidney Township, would be the 11th free-ranging deer in Michigan found to have CWD.
One of the winners also drew an elk tag and, and when all was said and done, both he and his son harvested 6-by-6 elk on the same day.
Michigan wildlife license plates: Elk to replace loon as state celebrates 100th anniversary of reintroduction in state
Starting Dec. 1, a new wildlife license plate will be available in Michigan. The current common loon plate will be replaced with an elk plate to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the reintroduction of elk in Michigan. “The loon license plate has had a long run, and helped to raise over $2.6 million for wildlife habitat since 2006,” said DNR…
Caught on Lake Ottawa, the fish weighed 6.36 pounds and measured 21.8 inches.
DNR: Gathering provided an opportunity to share ideas and focus on finding solutions for containing CWD.
It’s the 10th free-ranging deer in Michigan found to have chronic wasting disease.