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Bear Hunting Clinics Offered in Michigan

The only bear species of bear found in Michigan is the black bear and if you’re interested in learning about hunting one, good news is coming your way. Coming soon to the [...]
  • Despite the blurred picture it is easy to see that Shadow has some good tine length and good beam length as well.
    The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have confirmed a second free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. This second case is a 2-year-old male found less than a mile from the initial positive female deer, confirmed this past May. Genetic testing is being conducted to see if the two [...]
  • Image via Michigan Departments of Natural Resources
    Image via Michigan Departments of Natural Resources The Michigan Departments of Natural Resources along with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) last week confirmed the first case of chronic wasting disease, a fatal and contagious neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose, in a wild deer in the state. The animal, found sick and euthanized by police last month in Ingham county near Meridian Township, a suburban area that has seen its share of problems with [...]
  • Image via MI DNR
      Image via MI DNR With whitetail numbers continuing to rise and the city contemplating bringing in hired sharpshooters at a cost of some $30,000, members of the local humane society are lobbying Ann Arbor to let them handle the problem instead by using non-lethal methods.  The problem Ann Arbor residents in the past three years have seen a steady increase in deer sign, especially in Ward 1 and 2. This includes reports that they have experienced an increase of deer in their neighborhoods, [...]
  • fawn by dnr
    White tail deer, such as those found in abundance across all of Michigan, rut in the fall and winter which leads to thousands of cute little baby deer being born from late April to about mid-July of the following year. When born, these fawns will have a more reddish coat than their parents will, and are covered with hundreds of small white spots. These spots help the fawn blend in with the myriad of blooming wildflowers and weeds in the spring and summertime when it is born. As a bonus [...]
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    A set of three bills in the state Senate could see those convicted of poaching Michigan’s large game species out of season take a beating on their pocketbooks, with fines jumping to over $5,000. The legislation, introduced in March, passed out of committee in April and has been sent to the floor. Combined the bills would revamp the current fines for elk, bear and moose as well as expand the length of time that those convicted of poaching such game would be subject to a suspension of hunting [...]
  • Doe in winter, via DNR
    A proposal on the table by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources following declining harvest figures for white tails in the Upper Peninsula includes the nuclear option of canceling the 2015 hunt. “The range of options run the gamut of most extreme to least extreme…the most extreme thing we could do is shutting down the deer season in the UP and the least extreme is do nothing because we already have very conservative recommendations,” said Chad Stewart, Deer Management [...]