Public Comment Open House Planned Michigan has a rich history of recovering species on the brink, no doubt. But did you know that Michigan’s elk population has a particularly tumultuous history, being twice subject to serious population decline and management challenges? The story of elk management in Michigan is a perfect example of what sound [...]DNR Releases Draft Elk Management Plan
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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is studying the effectiveness of pen rearing steelhead in Lake Huron and need anglers help in evaluating the program. The Fisheries Division released pen reared, coded wire tagged steelhead at three sites in Lake Huron (Harrisville, Oscoda and Harbor Beach) in the spring of 2011 and are asking anglers [...]Lake Huron Steelhead Study Needs Angler Help
As you might recall, sportsmen and snowmobilers across Michigan overwhelmed the USDA Forest Service with more than 9,000 comments on the proposal to ban gun hunting and snowmobiling within certain areas on the Huron-Manistee National Forests. This proposal was prompted by the result of a legal decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the [...]Comment on Huron-Manistee National Forest Plan
Fisheries Order 219 governs spearing regulations statewide for anglers who harvest fish with a spear or bow. This Order sets the regulations for gear, season, species, and waters open to spearing activity. The DNR is recommending significant changes to the Order after a lengthy review of the regulations. The DNR believes that the recommended changes [...]DNR Proposes Expanded Spearing/Bowfishing Regulations
This is a nice article that was found in the Ionia Sentinel-Standard about a youth pheasant hunt held at the Haymarsh Hunt Club in Morley. Click here for the article. What a great way to teach kids that hunting is not only fun, but a needed method for controlling animal populations in the state. This [...]Pheasant Hunting’s Future
The swine saga is not necessarily done, but here is a rundown of where things are at this minute. Video Interview on Feral Pigs A Department of Natural Resources director’s order listing sporting swine as an invasive species took effect over the weekend on Oct. 8, making it illegal to possess the animals in Michigan. [...]Explaining the Michigan Feral Pig Saga (with Video)
Just when we thought the great bait debate was over in Michigan, there is a new proposed baiting order that would restore baiting to Presque Isle County and southern townships in Iosco County. Baiting would continue to be banned in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Oscoda Counties as well as the northern tier of townships in [...]Baiting in the Tb Zone
Tomorrow, October 8, 2011, feral swine will officially become an invasive species in Michigan. So brings an end to one bizarre and head-scratching saga that has engulfed the Legislature for months involving a Speaker, a Majority leader, committee chairs, department heads, Lansing lobby giants, high level chiefs of staff, and even the Governor. But does [...]Swine Saga – The Final Frontier?
The Senate, today, passed a package of bills (Senate Bills 508, 509, 510) that would help the state take a more centralized and comprehensive approach to preventing and managing aquatic invasive species in Michigan. The main premise of the bill is to create an Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council that would advise the governor on [...]Aquatic Invasive Species Bills Pass Michigan Senate
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