Michigan Hunting News

Michigan DNR Offers Women's Handgun Course for a Concealed Pistol License

The Department of Natural Resources' Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is offering a handgun class for women interested in obtaining a concealed pistol license (CPL). Taking place at the Caledonia Sportsman's Club in Alto on April 14-15, the program will include a basic class for the beginner as well as the course required by state law to obtain a Michigan CPL.

No previous shooting experience or skill level is needed to attend. Participants must be at least 21 years old and are required to attend both days of the two-day course, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The Next Pure Michigan Hunt Winner Could Be You

Would you like to hunt elk and bear, along with other species in Michigan next year? You can if you win one of three Pure Michigan Hunt (PMH) packages. However, to win you need to apply. Applications for the 2013 drawing are now available for purchase. You can purchase an unlimited number of $4 applications for Michigan's "Hunt of a Lifetime" from now until Dec. 31. Three winners will be drawn to win the ultimate prize package of licenses to hunt elk, bear, turkey, deer and waterfowl, plus various hunting merchandise yet to be determined.

Michigan DNR Reminds Public to Leave Wildlife in the Wild

Unseasonably warm weather may have Michigan's black bears and recently born cubs out roaming earlier than usual. Great-horned owl chicks are already hatched and will be out of the nest before long. Spring is the season for wildlife to give birth. The Department of Natural Resources reminds Michigan residents to resist the instinct to try to help baby animals that may appear to be abandoned because in nearly every case a parent is nearby and the baby animal is not abandoned.

In Ten Years, NSSF® Has Awarded $4.7 Million to State Agencies to Promote Hunting

$392,185 in Hunting Heritage Partnership® Grants Go to 12 Projects

Licenses on Sale for Michigan's Mentored Youth Hunting

 Licenses for a new program aimed at introducing children under the age of 10 to hunting and fishing in Michigan are now available for purchase. The Mentored Youth Hunting license costs $7.50, and is a "package" license that includes small game, spring and fall turkey (private or public land), two deer tags (any deer), a furbearer trapping permit and an all-species fishing license.

Michigan's Leftover Spring Turkey Licenses Go on Sale March 12

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that leftover spring turkey licenses go on sale to unsuccessful applicants on Monday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Licenses may be purchased by any hunter beginning Monday, March 19 at 10 a.m., including those who did not participate in the application process.

Three Chosen as 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt Winners

Three southeastern Michigan hunters were selected at random from a pool of 10,864 applicants to participate in the 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt, the Department of Natural Resources announced today.

The Pure Michigan Hunt allows sportsmen to participate in every limited-access hunt available in a given year. Hunters may hunt elk, bear, antlerless deer, and spring and fall turkeys as well as choose the first hunting zone on a managed waterfowl area during any open hunting season in the state.

Michigan's Northern Lower Regional Deer Advisory Team Will Meet For the First Time Feb. 11

The inaugural meeting of the Northern Lower Regional Deer Advisory Team (NLRDAT) is set for Saturday, Feb. 11. The meeting will be held at the Ramada Inn Conference Center, 2650 I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Michigan Spring Turkey Licenses on Sale Now Through Feb. 1

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that spring turkey hunting applications are on sale now through Feb 1. The application fee is $4. Hunters may apply for one limited-quota hunting license, or purchase a license for spring turkey Hunt 234, which does not require the $4 application fee.

Volunteers Needed for Summer Campground Hosts in Michigan

The Department of Natural Resources' Parks and Recreation Division is offering free camping this summer for outdoor lovers who volunteer as campground hosts at Michigan state parks, recreation areas or state forest campgrounds. The Volunteer Campground Host Program allows individuals to camp in a state park or state forest campground at no charge in return for providing visitor assistance in the campground.