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Michigan Wildlife Council Meeting, March 9, East Lansing

The following from the Michigan DNR.

Michigan Wildlife Council to meet March 9 in East Lansing
The Department of Natural Resources today announced that the Michigan Wildlife Council (MWC) will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 9 , at Green Stone Farm Credit Services, 3515 West Road, East Lansing.

Agenda items include:

  • Financial report
  • Joint Evaluation Committee update
    – RFP process and timeline
  • Process and timeline for vendor meetings and interactions
  • Review operational plan
  • Annual report to the Legislature
  • MWC websites
  • Public comment period
  • Meeting schedule for 2015

Persons wishing to address the council during the public comment portion of the meeting may register with Wendy Ledesma, assistant to the Michigan Wildlife Council, by calling 517-284-6056 or emailing [email protected]. Each individual will be limited to three minutes. Registration also will be available during the meeting.

The Michigan Wildlife Council is a nine-member public body established by Public Act 246 of 2013.  Members are appointed by the governor and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Created by the Legislature to oversee the expenditures of the Michigan Wildlife Management Public Education Fund, the council will work to promote the essential role that sportsmen and sportswomen play in furthering wildlife conservation and to provide education about hunting, fishing and taking of game.

For more information on the Michigan Wildlife Council and the complete meeting agenda visit www.michigan.gov/miwc or www.michiganwildlifecouncil.org.

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Mich. DNR: Spring Turkey Applications, Results, Video

Are you ready for the Michigan Spring Turkey season. Did you check your application drawings?

The following information and video from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading Mich. DNR: Spring Turkey Applications, Results, Video

Michigan’s Ruth Johnson, Always Promoting State’s Outdoors

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson was recognized  for her support for the outdoors by being named State Elected Official of the Year.

The following from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Secretary Johnson recognized for support of state parks, outdoor recreation Continue reading Michigan’s Ruth Johnson, Always Promoting State’s Outdoors

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Michigan Weekly Fishing Report February 13, 2013

The following from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Weekly Fishing Tip: Fish for FREE this weekend!
Just a reminder this Saturday and Sunday brings the 2015 Winter Free Fishing Weekend to Michigan!
On those two days all fishing license fees will be waived. Residents and out-of-state visitors will be able to enjoy fishing on both inland and waters of the Great Lakes for all species of fish during their respective open seasons. Please note all other regulations still apply during that time.
There are plenty of ways to take advantage of the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend – whether that means heading out to your favorite fishing hole or taking your family to an organized event. Events are being held throughout Michigan, including in the counties of Arenac, Baraga, Bay, Chippewa, Emmet, Gogebic, Huron, Ingham, Iosco, Mackinac, Muskegon, Oakland, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wexford.
Please note all events are subject to local weather conditions.
More information on the events mentioned above and on this weekend’s unique opportunity to fish for free can be found at michigan.gov/freefishing Continue reading Michigan Weekly Fishing Report February 13, 2013

Lower Michigan To Start Wolf Survey February 16, 2015

Wolf tracks - image Mich. DNR
Wolf tracks – image Mich. DNR

The Michigan DNR is asking the people of Northern Lower Michigan to take a survey to track the movements of wolves in the area.

The following from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Interesting difference between wolf and coyote tracks.

Continue reading Lower Michigan To Start Wolf Survey February 16, 2015

Reminder: Michigan Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 14th & 15th

Image Michigan DNR
Image Michigan DNR

If your in the GREAT state of Michigan this weekend, why not do some GREAT fishing for free.

It’s Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend.

The following details from the Michigan Department of Natural. Continue reading Reminder: Michigan Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 14th & 15th

The State Of The State Of Michigan Forests

Mich DNR
Mich DNR

The following from the Michigan Department Of Natural Resources.

DNR releases update on health of Michigan’s forest land  

Michigan’s approximately 20 million acres of forest land play a key role in the state’s recreation, forest products and other important industries, and the health of those forests is essential to sustaining this vital resource for many generations. The Department of Natural Resources has released its 2014 Forest Health Highlights report, an overview of Michigan’s forests, the insects and diseases that have threatened them over the past year, and details about what DNR staff is doing to improve forest resources. Continue reading The State Of The State Of Michigan Forests

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Michigan DNR Project To Benefit Forest Training

The Michigan DNR along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service announced a partnership to provide training for forestry and wildlife Biologists who work with private forest landowners.

Even though the program has it’s merits, we wonder why some of the money does not go directly to the private landowners? How about free seedlings? Continue reading Michigan DNR Project To Benefit Forest Training

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Michigan Weekly Fishing Report For January 29, 2015

Going fishing this weekend? Need some help on where to go, where the fish are? Check out the Michigan DNR weekly fishing report. The following from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Continue reading Michigan Weekly Fishing Report For January 29, 2015

deer, Upper Michigan

U.P. Deer Habitat Grants Available, Deadline February 27, 2015

If you own private land and want to  enhance deer habitat, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources may have grant money to help you do it. All grant money is taken out of licence fee’s. You have till February 27th to apply.

The following from the Michigan DNR. Continue reading U.P. Deer Habitat Grants Available, Deadline February 27, 2015

The 2015 turkey cooperator patch is now available for purchase. Proceeds help fund wild turkey-related projects and management in Michigan.image Mic. DNR

Michigan 2015 Spring Turkey Application Deadline February 1st

With spring turkey hunting just around the corner, get yourself ready by purchasing a wild turkey cooperator patch and applying for a spring turkey hunting license. Also, congratulations to Phoebe Talaga of Lake Orion High School who designed the 2015 turkey patch.

Remember, the last day for purchasing spring turkey hunting applications is Sunday, Feb. 1.

The following from the Michigan DNR. Continue reading Michigan 2015 Spring Turkey Application Deadline February 1st

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Houghton Lake: Michigan DNR Investigate Ducks Killed

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources are investigating ducks that were killed on Houghton Lake during the annual Tip-Up Town celebration.
Following from Michigan DNR. Continue reading Houghton Lake: Michigan DNR Investigate Ducks Killed