Deer hunters’ impact on the state extends far beyond Michigan’s fields and woods

On Nov. 15, Mike Swank will continue a tradition that began 43 years ago with his dad and brother — he’ll venture into the woods for opening day of Michigan’s firearm deer season. “I still remember those first few times… Read more “Deer hunters’ impact on the state extends far beyond Michigan’s fields and woods”

Michigan deer hunters aim to feed record number of meals this year with venison donations

As Michigan deer hunters head to the woods this fall, they’re on track to donate an all-time record amount of venison and dollars to feed hungry families across the state. Projections show outdoorsmen are on pace in 2019 to donate… Read more “Michigan deer hunters aim to feed record number of meals this year with venison donations”

It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife

They come from every corner of Michigan to join forces in conserving the state’s great outdoors. In northern Oakland County, they’re focused on the Highland Recreation Area. Up near Gaylord, their work can be found in the Pigeon River Country… Read more “It takes a village: How Michigan conservation groups work together to benefit wildlife”

On the water with Flygirls of Michigan

FOX17 - Morning Mix Tuesday, October 15, 2019 When someone buys a fishing license to fly fish, they are contributing to the conservation of Michigan's wildlife and natural resources. In fact, the sale of hunting and fishing licenses contributes to… Read more “On the water with Flygirls of Michigan”

Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd

How do you get a half-ton moose from Ontario to Michigan? All it takes is a helicopter, a sturdy sling, a big blindfold, earplugs, an international team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians, a 600-mile overnight truck ride, and a verdant… Read more “Magnificent moose: The comeback story of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula herd”

Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl

With its swanky pompadour and rainbow-hued plumage, the wood duck looks like it’s part peacock, part Elvis impersonator. But you won’t catch this Michigan native flashing its feathers in a tropical forest or duckwalking down the Vegas strip — it’s… Read more “Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan’s regal-looking waterfowl”

Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon

FOX17 - Morning Mix Wednesday, September 17, 2019 Throughout  Michigan, wildlife conservation efforts are happening every day to protect our wildlife and natural resources for current and future generations. These efforts have led to the restoration of numerous populations of… Read more “Conservation efforts aim to raise population of Lake Sturgeon”

Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are… Read more “Michigan’s bald eagle population is rebounding after locals’ teamwork”

How Michigan squirrels boost conservation work across the state

They’re mischievous. They’re intelligent. And if you have a front lawn, chances are you saw one bounding across your grass today. They’re squirrels, and even though you may think you know everything – or don’t think you need to know… Read more “How Michigan squirrels boost conservation work across the state”

Michigan has a new invasive species: What can we do about it?

ClickOnDetroit Friday, August 16, 2019 The European Frogbit is an invasive plant species native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It was originally discovered in Michigan in 1996, but it's stayed relatively tame in the Great Lakes. However, recently, this aquatic… Read more “Michigan has a new invasive species: What can we do about it?”
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