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DNR joins Forest Service to treat oak wilt in northern Lower Peninsula

The Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service have joined forces to treat oak wilt on state and federal lands in the northern Lower Peninsula. The oak wilt suppression project is jointly funded with state and federal funds. … Continue reading

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Michigan Deer Poacher Tests New Law and Loses

By Glen Wunderlich “Hello.  My name is Jacob Powers and I am a convicted poacher.”  Those are the words I’d have Mr. Powers repeat over and over to throngs of youngsters at Michigan schools and hunter safety courses, as part … Continue reading

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Just one bird reported killed in Utah’s first crow hunt

GW:  As stated in the following piece, I suspect more crows were killed than reported; however, the price of shot has had a direct influence on participation.  Of course, Utah’s not the only state affected for the same reason. Details … Continue reading

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Michigan Deer Hunting Forecast

What to Expect Across the State The 2013 season saw a drop in deer harvest in the majority of the Midwestern United States, and Michigan was not an exception. Hunting success decreased somewhat across the state; though a little more … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be Planting Food Plots

By Todd Amenrud – Today’s whitetail managers know what an important role food plots play in the drive towards a healthy herd and bucks with bigger antlers. Food plots can transform deer management, even on small tracts, and make your … Continue reading

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Clarification on firearm use during archery season

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission recently adopted several changes to the Deer Management Assistance Permit (DMAP) program, in order to provide additional assistance to landowners on an individual basis. A DMAP is a permit that allows for the take of … Continue reading

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Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Receives Federal Protection under the Endangered Species Act

Sacramento – The western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo will be protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday. The Service determined that listing a distinct population segment (DPS) … Continue reading

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Massive CWD Outbreak on Iowa Deer Farm

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announces that the test results from the depopulation of a quarantined captive deer herd in north-central Iowa showed that 284 of the 356 deer, or 79.8% of the herd, … Continue reading

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DNR announces 2015 Wildlife Habitat Grant recipientsMichigan

The Department of Natural Resources today announced the recipients of the 2015 Wildlife Habitat Grants. A total of $1,062,807 was awarded to various conservation organizations, units of government, landowners and nonprofit organizations.

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Do Your Scouting Now with the Award Winning Bushnell Wireless Trophy Cam HD

Overland Park, Kan. – Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics and outdoor accessories for 65 years, was recently named a winner in the Field &Stream annual Best of the Best awards for their new Wireless Trophy … Continue reading

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