Michigan DNR

Michigan DNR names new deputy director

(Michigan DNR)Michigan DNR Director Dan Eichinger announced Friday, April 12 that Shannon Hanna has been named natural resources deputy for the agency, an appointment that will take effect following the May 31 retirement of Bill O’Neill, the department’s current natural resources deputy. Hanna has more than 20 years of experience with the DNR, most recently as assistant chief of the…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 12, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Cody Smith was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the hazard lights on. After approaching the vehicle, Smith learned that the vehicle’s fuel had gelled up and they were trying to get a tow through their insurance company. Smith waited with the vehicle being that it was -7…

Now that’s a Michigan walleye

Michigan DNR Fisheries staffers were out jaw-tagging walleye April 2 on the Tittabawassee River and stumbled across this 16.5-pounder – about a pound shy of the state record. The DNR is asking that, if you happen to come across a fish with a jaw tag, to let them know at www.michigan.gov/taggedfish. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fish, Michigan DNR, Michigan DNR Fisheries,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps was patrolling Trail 8 in Marquette County when a snowmobile blew past a stop sign and crossed a frequently traveled road. The CO was able to make contact with the individual later down the trail and law enforcement action was taken for careless snowmobile operation. CO John Kamps assisted the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department search…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Zach Painter received reports of a snowmobiler who was separated from his group and could not be located. They lost contact with the 70-year old subject earlier in the morning on Lake Gogebic. Painter was notified early in the afternoon and responded to Bergland where the subject had been seen earlier in the day. Painter located the…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Brett DeLonge and probationary CO Breanna Reed donated approximately 200 pounds of moose and deer meat to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. The venison was supplied from a deer that was illegally taken and the moose meat was the result of a moose that was hit by a vehicle. Superior Custom Game Processing donated its…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Johnathan Kamps completed an investigation for tagging a deer with a base license. Upon investigation and interview with the suspect, the CO determined that the individual still had an unvalidated deer combo tag in possession. Kamps also found out the suspect shot two bucks during the 2018 season that were in violation of Upper Peninsula antler point…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux responded to a hunting camp in Marquette County after the owner arrived for a weekend of hunting, only to find the camp burned to the ground with only the chimney standing. Boudreaux documented the scene, interviewed the property owner and searched the surrounding area for any indications of foul play. Information gathered in the investigation…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Jan. 18, 2019

SOUTHEASTERN LP Irish Hills Area There was no safe ice on inland lakes in Jackson County. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Lake Orion There was no ice safe enough for fishing in Oakland County. Lakes Village Stop/Mobile Gas Station, (248) 693-4565. Luna Pier Area Boat anglers trolling in Lake Erie’s Brest Bay and off Bolles Harbor caught…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 18, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux was patrolling Lake Independence in Marquette County when he observed a fisherman set three tip-ups then head back into his shanty for an extended period. Suspecting the individual was fishing with a fourth line, CO Boudreaux crept up to the shanty and observed through the window, an individual fishing with a fourth line. Upon knocking…

DNR welcomes new director

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced appointments for several state agencies, including Daniel Eichinger, who joins the DNR as the department’s new director. Eichinger most recently served as executive director of Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the nation’s most effective state-based conservation organization, the DNR said in a news release Monday, Jan. 7. In that role, he led MUCC’s return as a driving force for…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Jared Ferguson was following up on complaints in Iron County when he located an ORV trail leading to a treestand on state land. Ferguson contacted the hunter who stated he had hunted there for over 50 years and the same guy keeps driving by his stand at prime time. Ferguson followed the truck tracks in the snow…

Michigan Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 21, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps was on patrol opening day of deer season when he located an illegal ORV trail cross country on state land. Kamps followed the ORV trail and located four 55-gallon drums full of bait with a large bait pile nearby. The CO made contact with the hunter later in the afternoon and law enforcement action was…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 7, 2018

DISTRICT 1 While checking a trapper near Negaunee in Marquette County, CO Brett DeLonge received a complaint of another trapper who had a wolf caught in a foot hold trap near the Palmer area. DeLonge and DNR biologists met with the trapper and located the wolf after dark. The aggressive 80-pound male gray wolf was safely and successfully sedated, collared…