Department of Natural Resources Michigan Agency Offers 2 Ice Fishing Courses This Winter By Associated Press • Jan 4, 2018 Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources If you'd like to learn how to fish through ice, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering lessons this winter. Some Michigan Snowmobile Trail Segments Closed By Associated Press • Dec 24, 2017 Grayling, Michigan Visitor's Bureau website For those planning to go snowmobile riding during the holiday week, be advised that some Michigan trail segments are closed. New Class of DNR Recruits Graduates Thursday By Reginald Hardwick • Dec 20, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU On Thursday afternoon, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources graduates 22 new conservation officers. Listen Listening... / 0:58 WKAR's Reginald Hardwick reports on graduation of new class of Michigan DNR recruits. 6,300 Michigan Forest Roads Will Open To Off-Road Vehicles By Associated Press • Dec 16, 2017 Robert Emperley / flickr creative commons A new policy will open about 6,300 miles of roads in Michigan's state forest system to off-road vehicles. Many Snowy Owls Expected To Flock Into Michigan and Other Midwestern States By Associated Press • Dec 9, 2017 Flickr/Missy Mandel Indiana and other Midwestern states are seeing an influx of snowy owls, an all-white raptor native to the Arctic that's rarely seen south of Lake Michigan, according to wildlife officials. More Than $90K Awarded for Michigan Urban Forestry Projects By Associated Press • Dec 8, 2017 MSU.EDU The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded grants totaling $90,525 for urban forestry projects around the state. State: 5 Ruffed Grouse Test Positive for West Nile Virus By Associated Press • Dec 4, 2017 Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources State officials say five ruffed grouse have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Man Killed; Deputy Injured After Eaton County Police Chase By Associated Press • Nov 28, 2017 WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner) Authorities say a person has been killed as the person and a central Michigan sheriff's deputy fired at each other following a short police chase. Want To Beat Black Friday Crowds? Head Outside By Associated Press • Nov 23, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU If fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds isn't your thing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages you to hit the trail. Michigan's Great Lakes Office Moved To Different Department By Associated Press • Oct 31, 2017 Jeff Schmaltz / NASA/GSFC Gov. Rick Snyder is moving Michigan's Office of the Great Lakes from the state Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Natural Resources. Montcalm County Deer May Have Had Chronic Wasting Disease By Associated Press • Oct 2, 2017 pixabay Wildlife regulators say a doe killed in Montcalm County during Michigan's youth deer hunting season probably had chronic wasting disease. DNR: Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass Found In Michigan By Associated Press • Sep 2, 2017 Michigan.gov The state Department of Natural Resources says an invasive grass from Asia has been found in Michigan for first time. New Rules: Only Some Deer Parts Can Be Brought Into Michigan By Associated Press • Aug 28, 2017 pixabay If you're a hunter who shoots deer or related animals in other states, be advised that there are new rules about bringing their parts into Michigan.