Michigan Hunting News

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.
Michigan DNRE Confirms Wolves in Cheboygan County
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the US Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services Division announced they have confirmed the presence of wolves in northern Cheboygan County.
Michigan Leftover Turkey Tags on Sale March 15th
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds hunters that leftover spring turkey licenses go on sale to unsuccessful license applicants on Monday, March 8, at 10 a.m. Licenses will go on sale to all hunters, including those who did not participate in the application process, on March 15 at 10 a.m.
Michigan DNRE Asks for Help Detecting Wolves
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced it will conduct a survey in the northern Lower Peninsula Feb. 16 through March 12 to detect the presence of gray wolves in this area of the state.
Michigan Spring Turkey Apps Due Feb 1
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds hunters that the deadline for application for spring turkey hunting licenses is Feb 1.
West Virginia Joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
Game law violators in West Virginia could face additional consequences for their actions under an interstate agreement recognizing suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses in other states.
Pure Michigan Hunt Tickets Available Through Dec 31
The hunt of a lifetime is the perfect gift for the hunter on your list this holiday season. Applications for the first Pure Michigan Hunt in 2010 are on sale through Dec. 31, 2009.
Michigan Will Again Have a Joint Dept. of Natural Resources
Just over two weeks after MUCC joined the Conservation Coalition to meet with Lt. Governor John Cherry and provide recommendations for re-combining Michigan's Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality, Governor Jennifer Granholm has issued an executive order to create the new department, which will be called the "Department of Natural Resources and Environment" (DNRE).
Michigan DNR Bear Cooperator's Patch Available Again
The Department of Natural Resources announces that the Bear Cooperator's Patch will again be available in 2009.
Michigan DNR Eliminates Postcard Notification
The Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters who are successful in the upcoming drawing for antlerless deer hunting licenses will no longer be notified by postcard.