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DNR seeks to fill vacancies on UP Citizens’ Advisory Councils

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on both the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify...

DNR hiring for 2021 conservation officer academy

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is currently accepting candidates from all backgrounds to apply for its 10th Conservation Officer Academy, scheduled to begin later this spring. All applicants who successfully complete the academy...

Wolf management badly needed in the U.P.

By Gary Gorniak First, let me introduce myself. I am Gary Gorniak, President of the Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club (SASC), Vice President of The Upper Peninsula Sportsmen’s Alliance (UPSA) and Vice Chairmen of the Eastern U.P. DNR Citizens Advisory Council (EUPCAC). I...

Top 10 hunting violations during firearm deer season

As Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers gear up for the 2020 firearm deer season, they are expecting that this year’s higher hunting license sales will mean more new and experienced hunters in the woods. Here’s a list of the 10 most common...

It’s Bat Week!

Bats do some pretty amazing things for Michigan, and there’s no better time to spotlight them than during Bat Week (Oct. 24-31), an annual international celebration. It’s a good opportunity to learn about these important species and consider the benefits of bats....