State Game Area Highlight: Petersburg SGA

Located less than twenty minutes from the Ohio border and hardly an hour from the heart of Detroit, the 616-acre Petersburg State Game Area in Monroe County is a favorite location of many outdoor enthusiasts in Southeast Michigan. Known for quality small game and upland game bird hunting opportunities, this state game area is also…

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AG Nessel: Wolves should be placed back on the endangered species list

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel submitted a brief to a California court Monday asking that wolves be placed back on the endangered species list. The brief is part of an ongoing legal case against the delisting and contradicts the administration’s stance as presented by public and written comments from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).…

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Enjoy Michigan’s “Three Free” Weekend June 12-13

On Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, Michigan residents and out-of-state visitors get a free pass to experience Michigan’s fishing opportunities, ORV trails, state parks and state-managed boating access sites. This means that on June 12 and June 13, you do not need a fishing license, ORV license, trail permit or recreation passport. However,…

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Land transaction marks historic expansion of Southeast Michigan public lands

Acquisition of a 680-acre parcel of public land in Southeast Michigan was announced Thursday. The piece of land will be open to hunting, fishing, trapping and other recreational opportunities. At the May Natural Resources Commission (NRC) meeting, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Dan Eichinger announced his intent to move forward with the acquisition of…

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Citizen Science Opportunity: Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging anyone out and about this spring to report any sightings of frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes, turtles and lizards to their database. The data collected annually by citizens helps the DNR understand species abundance and distribution of reptiles and amphibians in Michigan, and assists the DNR in…

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Public Input Welcome at March 2021 DNR Meetings

Adapted from the February 25, 2021, Michigan Department of Natural Resouces press release. See the full DNR press release HERE. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an abundance of public meetings prepared for March 2021, and interested members of the public are encouraged to take part in these meetings to let their voices…

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