Department of Natural Resources

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.

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.

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On Thursday afternoon, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources graduates 22 new conservation officers. 


Porcupine Mountains stream photo
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A new policy will open about 6,300 miles of roads in Michigan's state forest system to off-road vehicles.

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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.

Forest
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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded grants totaling $90,525 for urban forestry projects around the state.

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

State officials say five ruffed grouse have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

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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.

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If fighting the Black Friday shopping crowds isn't your thing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages you to hit the trail.

View of Great Lakes from space
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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. 

Whitetail deer photo
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Wildlife regulators say a doe killed in Montcalm County during Michigan's youth deer hunting season probably had chronic wasting disease.

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The state Department of Natural Resources says an invasive grass from Asia has been found in Michigan for first time.

Whitetail deer photo
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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.