Michigan Hunting News

Michigan Encourages Hunters to Shoot Feral Swine
Officials from the Michigan Departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNR) encouraged hunters with a valid hunting license of any type to shoot feral swine (free-ranging wild pigs) in 23 Michigan counties.
Michigan Fall Turkey Licenses Still Available
Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials today announced there are more than 30,000 leftover licenses still available for the fall turkey hunting season. These licenses may be purchased over the counter by individuals who did not apply for a fall wild turkey license in August.
Michigan has Archery Equipment Grants Available
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering archery equipment grants to schools statewide, both public and private, who enroll in the DNR's Archery in the Schools Program.
Public Input Sought on Michigan Property
The Citizens Committee for Michigan State Parks and the Department of Natural Resources will host an informational meeting Sept.19 at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena regarding future management of a 4,300-acre parcel of state forest land in Presque Isle and Alpena counties known as Rockport.
Michigan Sets 2006 Antlerless Deer License Quotas
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission set antlerless deer license quotas for the 2006 deer season at its last meeting in Big Rapids.
Michigan Welcomes New Laws to Increase Hunter Participation
Two new laws signed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm will remove barriers to hunter participation and help the Department of Natural Resources recruit more hunters and educate a new generation of conservationists, said DNR Director Rebecca Humphries.
Fall Wild Turkey Hunting Application Period Open
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the 2006 fall wild turkey application period began July 1 and will conclude on Aug. 1.
Wolf Management Group Meets to Provide Guidance
An advisory group of 20 diverse stakeholders has started a series of meetings to provide recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources for guiding principles for managing Michigan's wolves and wolf-related issues if the gray wolf is removed from the federal list of threatened and endangered species.
NRC Approves Changes to Deer Regulations
The Natural Resources Commission recently approved changes to some deer regulations, which included Deer Management Units (DMU) that will be opened or closed for antlerless permits this hunting season.
NRC Approves Wildlife Regulation Changes at May Meeting
The Natural Resources Commission recently approved several amendments to the Wildlife Conservation Order.