Silver carp environmental DNA detected in Lake Michigan tributary

by Prepared by the MDNR November 01, 2014 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are collaborating to assess a recent positive environmental DNA (eDNA) result for silver carp – a species of Asian carp —...

All in a day’s work for

Michigan Conservation Officers   by Michigan DNR May 01, 2014 After a short foot patrol in Mecosta County’s Haymarsh State Game Area, conservation officers Brian Lebel and Mike Wells – who had been looking for trap sets near active beaver dams – returned to...

The sound science of clear-cuts

January 01, 2014 The sound science of clear-cuts The Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Resources Division is in charge of managing the timber on state forest land. The DNR’s Wildlife Division is in charge of managing the critters. But because...

Hunting Prospects   by Prepeared by MDNR November 01, 2013 The leading reason many individuals participate in deer hunting is simply the opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, but actually harvesting a deer is still very important to many...

Hunting Michigan . . .Opportunities are plentiful

Michigan offers a bounty of game and hunters can expect favorable outlook for bear, elk, deer, bobcat, coyote, fox and raccoon this fall Michigan offers plentiful game opportunities for hunters this season. Young hunters will enjoy new opportunities this fall, with...