Detroit River channel photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning a prescribed burn this spring to reduce an invasive, reedy plant in part of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

MaryAnn Boylan shows off the cougar shirt she made with her students.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

This past June marked the first time a cougar sighting in Michigan’s lower peninsula was ever confirmed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.


But most residents of Bath Township, where the cougar was photographed, weren’t surprised. There have been rumors and unconfirmed cougar sightings for years.

Whitetail deer photo

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.

The Michigan Duck Hunters Association and the state Department of Natural Resources are introducing the 2017 collector’s edition Michigan duck stamp and prints.

Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

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

wildlife.ohiodnr.gov / Ohio DNR

A wild animal in Ingham county is the first infected with rabies in Michigan this year.