Michigan Hunting News

Assistance Needed From Successful Bear Hunters
State Conservation officials today announced they are seeking participation from successful Lower Peninsula bear hunters the help the DNR evaluate the size of Michigan’s bear population.
100 Residents Selected for Elk Hunt
Department of Natural Resources Wildlife officials today announced 100 Michigan residents have been selected from an annual, random drawing to participate in the Dec. 9-16, 2003 elk hunt.
Applications Due August 1st
State Department of Natural Resources officials today reminded deer and turkey hunters of several upcoming important dates. Aug. 1 is the last day to apply for a license to hunt antlerless deer on public lands during the 2003 deer hunting season.
Elk Hunt Applications Due July 15th
State Department of Natural Resources today reminded hunters that applications for a Michigan elk hunting license are available from June 15 to July 15.
Two Men Sentenced in Bear Poaching Case
Two Michigan men were sentenced this week in connection with the illegal harvest of what is suspected to be the second-largest black bear ever taken in Michigan. The 662 lb. bear made headlines last September when it was taken in Alcona County during the opening day of the 2002 hunting season.
Wolf Population Growing
State Department of Natural Resources officials today announced results of the most recent wolf survey, which indicates at least 321 wolves now roaming Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
NRC Approves 2003 Hunting Seasons
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission approved 2003 hunting season dates for several wildlife species at its Lansing meeting on May 9th.
DNR License Kiosks Unveiled
State officials at a gathering in Lansing today welcomed the introduction of the Department of Natural Resources’ newest technology-driven customer service tool.
Elk Capture Complete
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials recently announced completion an elk capture operation in Michigan, as part of the department’s work to monitor the health and habits of elk.
Leftover Spring Turkey Licenses Available
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced results of the 2003 spring turkey lottery drawing, noting that nearly 99,000 hunters applied this year for one of the licenses available for the hunter-limited hunt periods during the April 21-May 31 season. In addition, hunters purchased more than 39,600 licenses for the Guaranteed Hunt Period during the month-long application period.