Navigating Forest Road Closures

Without a place to start, navigating forest road closures can be a difficult process.  Public Act 288 directs the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to inventory, provide maps and provide the criteria for closure of any of Michigan’s state forest roads and trails.  The act states that in developing the system, the department will consider…

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Where to Find Recreational Safety Classes

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As we get ready for spring outdoor activities boating, off-road vehicle riding and turkey hunting come to mind. For people looking to start hunting or who need to learn how to be a safe and responsible boater, or ORV rider the Michigan DNR has a mandatory curriculum for hunter education as well as courses for…

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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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