Michigan Hunting News

DNR Asks Spring Turkey Hunters to Report Activity
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking spring turkey hunters to participate in a turkey hunter's survey once their hunting season has ended. Turkey hunters are encouraged to report their hunting activity online.
Battle to Eradicate Bovine TB
Testing in 2004 on white-tailed deer shows that much progress toward eradication of bovine TB in the wildlife population has been made, according to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources study.
Northern Lower Peninsula Wolf Survey
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced the DNR will conduct a two-week survey in the northern Lower Peninsula, Feb. 21-March 4, to detect the presence of gray wolves in this part of the state.
License Fee Increase Approved
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries today approved a revised license fee structure for the 2005 license year at the monthly meeting of the state Natural Resources Commission, held in Lansing.
Reward Offered in Wild Turkey Case
State conservation officials today announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the late-January killing of 14 wild turkeys in Alcona County.
Outdoor Recreation Grant Applications Available
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that communities interested in applying for state grants to support outdoor recreation programs have until April 1 to submit their applications.
Spring Turkey Hunting Application Deadline
State conservation officials today reminded hunters the application period for the 2005 spring wild turkey hunting season is Jan.1 through Feb. 1, 2005. The spring hunting season is from Apr. 18 through May 31, with various hunting periods ranging in length from seven to 30 days.
2004 Firearm Deer Season Harvest Estimates Released
The Department of Natural Resources today announced preliminary estimates of the 2004 Michigan firearm deer season harvest which indicate approximately 285,000 deer were taken, of which an estimated 60-percent were antlered and 40-percent were antlerless.
Man Sentenced for Killing Sow and Cubs
State conservation officers today announced the conviction of a Dickinson County man charged with the illegal killing of a sow bear and her two cubs.
More Wolves Detected in Northern Lower Peninsula
Following the accidental killing of a wolf in Presque Isle County in October, state wildlife officials today announced at least two more gray wolves have been detected in the Northern Lower Peninsula, and reminded hunters and trappers to be especially careful when taking game.