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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.

Black bear in a meadow
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Black bear populations are on the rise in Michigan, particularly in the northern Lower Peninsula.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources need your assistance to find the men who ran over Canadian geese in Muskegon county, injuring or killing several of them. 

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Michigan wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of a cougar in the Lansing area — the first to be verified in the Lower Peninsula. 

New wines to celebrate, benefit Michigan parks

May 21, 2015
Courtesy Chateau Grand Traverse

There’s a unique new partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and one of the state’s best-known wineries. Chateau Grand Traverse is launching three wines with labels related to Michigan’s park experience, and will be donating part of the profits to one of three projects selected by people voting online.

Michigan’s new state legislators have been sworn in and are already laying out their priorities for 2015. But there remains some unfinished business from last year’s lame duck legislative session. Among the bills still awaiting Governor Rick Snyder’s signature is one that’s drawing criticism from scientists and environmental groups. Senate Bill 78 would restrict the state’s Department of Natural Resources from considering biodiversity when managing state land.

Courtesy Tom Jones, Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors

We're well into deer bow hunting season in Michigan.  While most hunters must wait until November 15 to bag their trophy bucks with firearms, a special event is happening this week for some firearms hunters.

The "Independence Hunt" allows people with physical disabilities to enjoy firearms hunting.  It's sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Current State's Kevin Lavery speaks with Bryan Wilkinson, a disabled hunter who spent the first day of the hunt at Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson County.