The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It links at least 40 percent of plant species changes in the forests of northern Michigan and Wisconsin to White-Tailed Deer. Continue reading
Nearly 400 residents in the UP voiced their opinions at a public hearing last night (Wed., Jan. 28) on a potentially record-setting land sale.
Some of the most active Michigan environmental groups met Wednesday in Mt Pleasant.
The bats were found near the opening of a copper mine in Keweenaw County in the UP. Continue reading
A Canadian-based mining company, called Graymont, is interested in bringing business to Michigan, but the land sale that would go along with the initiative is being debated.
The DNR is looking for information about who was involved in the killing of a group of ducks during Tip-Up-Town last weekend on Houghton lake in Roscommon County.
Tip-Up-Town USA is a winter festival on Houghton Lake that brings thousands of visitors to the area.
DNR officials said this happened Jan. 17 They said late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, someone ran a snowmobile into a group of roosting mallards on Houghton Lake. At least half a dozen of the ducks were killed. Continue reading
Scientists in the DNR are looking forward to continuing biodiversity efforts and taking a more “holistic” approach to forest management.
Hunters often use decoy animals to lure in prey. In Michigan, DNR officers have turned the tables; they use decoy animals to catch poachers.
Conservation officers use robo-deer and other fake animals to catch poachers in the act.
Officers say they frequently get complaints of people hunting from their vehicles or trespassing in rural areas.
That’s when, they said, they break out the remote controlled robo-deer. The decoys have moveable heads, tails and sometimes legs. Continue reading
Open Ice on Houghton Lake has some people concerned for the safety of people attending Tip-Up Town this weekend.
More law enforcement is coming to Michigan outdoors. Nearly four-dozen recruits started their five-and-a-half month conservation academy training Jan. 4.
State officials said training more DNR conservation officers is a priority in Michigan. Continue reading