Yes, deer are on the mind of most Michigan hunters this week, but it never hurts to remind you what else might be lurking in the fields and forests where you might be pursuing your venison–and that’s pork! Hunters are encouraged to shoot wild hogs — often called “feral swine” – if they spot the […]Feral Swine: Just Shoot ‘Em!
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The Red Swamp Crayfish is native to SE United States and is commonly exported for consumption. The species is dark red in color with raised, bright red spots covering the body and claws. They also have black, wedge-shaped stripe on the top of the abdomen. Length may vary between 2 to 5 inches. It has […]Red Swamp Crayfish Prohibited as Bait in Michigan
On this Veterans Day, we wanted to highlight an initiative announced earlier this fall that will connect veterans with additional outdoor recreation opportunities. From a September DNR press release: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is joining forces with several partners to create, in Jackson and Washtenaw counties, Michigan’s premier outdoor recreation experience for […]More Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for Veterans with Operation Outdoor Freedom
The Parks and Recreation Division of the Michigan DNR has proposed adjustments to the State Park camping fees to take effect for the 2015 camping season.The Recreational Passport (which took the place of the motor vehicle permit) will remain $11 annually and is required for all vehicles entering State Parks, State Recreation Areas, State Forest […]Camping Fees Proposed to Increase for the 2015 Camping Season
A U.S. Geological Survey and Bowling Green University report released Monday confirmed that at least one species of Asian carp – grass carp – are reproducing in the Great Lakes watershed. Grass carp found in Lake Erie were determined to be capable of reproduction. Though not as destructive as silver or bighead carp, grass carp […]Scientists Confirm Asian Carp Reproducing in Great Lakes Watershed
What’s scarier than vampires or werewolves on Halloween? How about Asian carp reproducing the Great Lakes watershed? Also updates on anti-poaching provisions, the Trust Fund, fracking and more–Click here!October 31, 2013 Conservation Insider: Asian Carp Reproducing in Great Lakes Watershed
A bill to raise the amount of restitution paid for poached trophy bucks was reported unanimously from the House Natural Resources committee on Tuesday, October 29th, but not without a major overhaul in how the restitution fines will be calculated. Originally, Senate Bill 171 (Sen. Phil Pavlov, R – St. Clair) was designed to calculate […]Changes Made to Poaching Bill As It Passes House Committee
Beneath a portrait of James Oliver Curwood, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials answered questions from local hunters and anglers in a town hall meeting hosted by State Representative Ben Glarden (R – Owosso) at the Shiawassee Conservation Association on Monday night. Douglas Reeves, Assistant Chief of the DNR Wildlife Division, and Dean Molnar, Assistant […]Rep. Glarden Hosts DNR Town Hall at Shiawassee Conservation Association
Last week, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality proposed new regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, often called “fracking.” The rules formalize some existing practices that some advocates have lobbied for in the past few years. Hydraulic fracturing is the process of using a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals to force open fissures in shale […]DEQ Proposes Updated Fracking Rules
LANSING—Consumers Energy Foundation and Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) announced a conservation partnership today that looks to connect communities to outdoor recreation opportunities and ensures that state policies reflect the priorities of Michigan’s conservation community. “We greatly appreciate Consumers Energy Foundation’s commitment to conservation,” said Erin McDonough, executive director of Michigan United Conservation Clubs. “This […]Consumers Energy Foundation Partners with MUCC on Conservation Initiatives
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