Michigan Hunting News

DNR Requests Spring Turkey Hunters Help
With the first hunting periods of the 2006 spring wild turkey hunting season coming to a close, the Department of Natural Resources reminds all turkey hunters of the online hunting and harvest reporting option available to them once their hunting season has ended.
DNR Offers Reward for Information in Wolf Poaching Case
The Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in a suspected poaching of a gray wolf in the eastern Upper Peninsula this winter.
2006 Bear Hunt Applications Available
The Department of Natural Resources reminds bear hunters that they may apply for a 2006 bear hunting license April 15 through May 15.
Leftover Spring Turkey Licenses Available
The Department of Natural Resources announced today that policies regarding the availability of leftover spring turkey hunting licenses have changed, making the spring season consistent with procedures for the fall season. This change was announced at the Natural Resources Commission meeting Thursday.
Northern Lower Peninsula Wolf Survey Slated
Department of Natural Resources officials today announced the department will conduct a survey in the northern Lower Peninsula Feb. 13 through March 10 to detect the presence of gray wolves in this part of the state.
DNR Sets Public Statewide Meetings On Deer Population Goals
The Department of Natural Resources will hold a series of meetings around the state this winter to receive public input on deer population goals. Meetings will be conducted in each of the eight Wildlife Management Units in Michigan.
Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Application
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the 2006 spring wild turkey application period will run from Jan. 1 - Feb. 1, 2006. All turkey hunters must apply for a license or purchase a Guaranteed Hunt Period license (Hunt No. 234, May 1-31) between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1 to be eligible to participate in the spring turkey hunting season.
December Elk Hunt Completed
Michigan Department of Natural Resource officials announced today that 80 elk were harvested during the December elk season. In the last 20 years, 4,783 elk licenses have been issued resulting in the harvest of 3,984 elk.
Northern Lower Peninsula Bobcat Trapping Season
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced the 2005 bobcat trapping season in Bobcat Management Units (BCMU) C and D in the northern Lower Peninsula will be Dec. 10 - 20, 2005.
2005 Deer Hunting Prospects
The report, compiled and released annually, provides hunters a Wildlife Management Unit analysis of what they can expect from the state deer herd. The assessments in the report are compiled by local DNR biologists based on a variety of biological evaluations including estimated previous winter losses, weather conditions and field observations throughout the year.