Michigan Hunting News

Michigan DNRE's Online Interactive Mapping Tool Helps Find Perfect Hunting Spot

With fall hunting seasons under way, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) reminds hunters and outdoor enthusiasts that Mi-HUNT - a cutting edge, interactive mapping application - can help plan their next hunting or outdoor adventure.

Michigan Wolves One Step Closer to Delisting by USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the results of an initial review of petitions they received to remove grey wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan from the federal endangered species list, saying the information in the petitions may warrant delisting species.

Michigan Expands Crossbow Opportunities

Crossbow regulation changes expanding opportunities for hunters ages 10 and up statewide have been approved by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission and are effective immediately, Department of Natural Resources and Environment officials announced Monday.

Michigan Sportsmen Want Wild Boar Declared an Invasive Species

Michigan sportsmen and women will join members of the Michigan agriculture community today in supporting an administrative order that would list feral swine/wild boar (Sus scrofa) as a prohibited invasive species in Michigan. State law requires the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) to list a non-native species as prohibited if it could potentially harm human health, severely harm agricultural, natural, or silvicultural resources, and effective management controls are not available.

Wisconsin Offers New Web Based Alerts on Wolf Activity

Administrators from the natural resource agencies in 13 Midwestern states and three Canadian provinces have signed a joint resolution urging the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.

Michigan DNR Clarifies Point Restrictions for Lower Peninsula

Hunters in Deer Management Unit (DMU) 487 - the six-county portion of the Northeastern Lower Peninsula where bovine tuberculosis is an issue with the deer herd - should be aware they will need to abide by restrictions approved by the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) at its July 8 meeting in Lansing. The change affects how the regular tag on the combination license can be used in the area and limits hunters with archery or firearms licenses to one buck per year.

Michigan Leftover Bear Tags on Sale in July

Leftover bear hunting licenses for 2010 season will be available for purchase in July, according to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Two bear hunts - the third hunt in the Bergland Unit and the third hunt in the Carney Unit -- were under-subscribed, resulting in 569 leftover licenses. These licenses will be sold online or at any license agent on a first-come, first-served basis according to the following criteria:

Michigan Elk & Bear Applications Due June 1st
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds hunters that applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses are now available through June 1.
Michigan DNR Seeks Approval of Lethal Control of Wolves
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for authority to use lethal methods to control problem wolves.
Michigan NRC Initiates New Bear Work Group
The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) on Thursday approved license quotas for the 2010 bear hunting season that will result in a harvest similar to last year's. In total, 11,742 licenses will be available for the season.