Michigan Hunting News

Gray Wolf Found in Northern Lower Peninsula
Michigan Department of Natural Resources biologists confirmed a gray wolf has been documented in Presque Isle County, the first wolf substantiated in the Lower Peninsula since wolves began returning to Michigan 15 years ago.
Discounted Hunting Licenses Available for Military Personnel
State Department of Natural Resources officials announced discounted hunting and fishing licenses available Oct. 1 at DNR Operations Service Centers and more than 1,700 retail outlets statewide, for active U.S. Military personnel on leave.
DNR Announces Check Stations
With the archery deer hunting season opening Oct. 1 statewide, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials would like to remind hunters to visit deer check stations and information centers operating throughout the state.
Special Deer Season Planned for Youth
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages all young hunters age 12-16 to participate in the special youth firearm deer season scheduled statewide Sept. 25-26. Properly licensed youth may take a white-tailed deer with a firearm during this two-day hunt.
Errors Noted in Hunting Guide
State wildlife officials today announced two errors have been discovered in the 2004 Michigan Hunting and Trapping Guide that could impact goose hunters.
Hunters Selected for December Elk Hunt
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced 124 Michigan residents have been selected from an annual, random drawing to participate in the Dec. 7-14, 2004 elk hunt. The successful hunters were computer-drawn from a pool of 40,133 applicants.
Deer and Doves on Commission Slate
DNR Director Rebecca Humphries approved statewide antlerless deer hunting license quotas for the fall 2004 hunting season. Statewide, the measure provides 715,000 antlerless licenses. The combined deer hunting seasons this fall are expected to harvest approximately 242,000 antlerless deer.
Fall Turkey Hunt Applications Available
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today reminded turkey hunters the period to apply for a 2004 Michigan fall turkey hunting license is July 1 through Aug. 1. A total of 40,800 licenses are available through a lottery for the 2004 fall turkey hunting season. Last fall, hunters spent 79,163 days pursuing turkeys and harvested about 5,000 birds.
Elk Hunt Application Deadline
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials reminded hunters the application period for a 2004 Michigan elk hunting license runs through July 15, 2004.The 2004 elk hunting season is Dec. 7-14 on public and private lands in several northern Michigan counties
Commission Approves Trapping & Deer Hunting Regulations
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission today approved 2004 trapping regulations, as well as statewide deer and antlerless deer hunting regulations for this fall.