Michigan Hunting News

DNR Acquires Winter Deer Habitat
Michigan Department of Natural Resource officials announced the purchase of a 600-acre parcel of winter deeryard habitat in the eastern Upper Peninsula, the first purchase completed under the DNR Wildlife Division’s new Deeryard Acquisitions Initiative.
Parts of Upper Pennisula Resumes Supplemental Deer Feeding
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission today approved an Interim Order allowing residents in parts of the Upper Peninsula to obtain supplemental deer feeding permits.
Supplemental Deer Feeding Banned
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today reminded Michigan residents that supplemental feeding of deer is against the law in every Michigan county. There are no exceptions to this regulation, which was enacted by the Natural Resources Commission on May 16, 2003.
Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Available
State conservation officials today reminded hunters the application period for the 2004 spring wild turkey hunting season is Jan. 1 through Feb. 1, 2004. The spring hunting season runs April 19 through May 31, with various hunting periods ranging in length from seven to 28 days.
2003 Firearm Deer Season Estimates Announced
The Department of Natural Resources today announced preliminary estimates of the 2003 Michigan firearm deer season harvest. The early estimate indicates approximately 277,000 deer were taken, of which 57 percent were antlered and 43 percent were antlerless.
Check Your Wildlife Lab Results Online
Hunters that have left tissue or heads with the DNR for testing, can check out the test results online. Test results will be posted 7-10 days after the samples are submitted.
Deer Hunters Urged to Visit Check Stations
With the archery deer hunting season underway statewide, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today reminded successful hunters to visit deer check stations operating throughout the state.
Hunters Reminded of Firewood Hazard
State conservation officials today reminded hunters preparing to travel this season of the potential threats to forest health that can be transported in firewood.
Deer Hunting Forecast Announced
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced the 2003 Statewide Deer Hunting Prospects report.
Commemorative Patch Available to Youth Hunters
State conservation officials today announced 20 deer check stations will be available throughout Michigan during the two-day youth firearm deer season, Sept. 27-28. Young hunters who present their deer for biological data collection will receive this year’s commemorative patch.