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The state is looking to expand hunting opportunities in northern lower Michigan

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for private landowners in northern lower Michigan to enroll their property in the Hunting Access Program.

The program allows hunters to use the property. Continue reading

DNR asking for comment on logging Chippewa Hills Forest

tree sapThe Department of Natural Resources plans to reduce its tree harvest in the Chippewa Hills forest by 50%.

They’re cutting back after receiving phone calls from citizens and environmental groups who complained the DNR was going overboard.
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Bear regulations may be changing in Michigan

The Department of Natural Resources will host a forum next month to discuss future bear hunting regulations in Michigan.

The DNR said the majority of people think the bear population is healthy for the state, but some hunters and northern Michigan residents worry that bears are encroaching on their homes.
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U.S Forest Service passes some logging responsibilities to MDNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has agreed to pick up some forest management responsibilities from the federal government.

The agreement will give the DNR logging rights in three Michigan national forests.
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DNR asking for input on management of Lake Michigan Islands

Beaver Island is one of several islands included in the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan, now available for review. Photo courtesy of Joshua G. Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Beaver Island is one of several islands included in the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Management Plan, now available for review. Photo courtesy of Joshua G. Cohen, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

A management plan is being created for seven islands in Lake Michigan. The DNR is asking for public input.

The plan will include ways to work with the islanders, zoning issues and using the island’s resources. Continue reading