Opportunities like Free Fishing Weekend June 11-12 can help hook a new generation of conservationists

Fishing plays a vital role in supporting wildlife and natural resource management LANSING, Mich. — Nearly 272,000 Michigan residents and visitors purchased a fishing license for the first time in 2021, and sales to young adults ages 17-24 reached 129,553… Read more “Opportunities like Free Fishing Weekend June 11-12 can help hook a new generation of conservationists”

Bridging the Gap: Hunting and Fishing in Our Community

The Michigan Chronicle and the Michigan Wildlife Council present, “Bridging the Gap: Fishing and Hunting in Our Community. The panel discusses their cultural experiences, conservation, underrepresentation and more. Esteemed panelists include:
  • Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive
  • Franklin Hayes, Deputy Chief,
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Conservation Kitchen: Venison Chili with Chef Max Hardy

Watch AJ Williams, managing editor of the Michigan Chronicle, and celebrity chef Max Hardy talk wildlife conservation and cook up a delicious venison chili. Wildlife conservation and feeding families. Every hunting and fishing license sold in Michigan goes toward the… Read more “Conservation Kitchen: Venison Chili with Chef Max Hardy”

Brothers thankful for the comeback of the wild turkey in Michigan

Dash Pilon, 10, and Preston Pilon, 12, discovered a fun outdoor game this summer – chasing wild turkeys out of the family garden. A flock of approximately 20 wild turkeys first visited the brothers’ East Lansing residence in early August.… Read more “Brothers thankful for the comeback of the wild turkey in Michigan”

A day where all Michiganders celebrate conservation success

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 25 By Jeff Poet On Saturday, Sept. 25, our country will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. Formalized by Congress in 1971 and signed as an official presidential proclamation in 1972, this annual… Read more “A day where all Michiganders celebrate conservation success”

Amateur Fishing Championship event at Lake St. Clair showcases MI conservation efforts

Lake St. Clair has long been known to anglers, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts and others as the “Heart of the Great Lakes.” Nestled between the St. Clair-Detroit River System in the Lake Erie Basin, Lake St. Clair produces nearly 30% of… Read more “Amateur Fishing Championship event at Lake St. Clair showcases MI conservation efforts”

Elk, sturgeon and osprey — oh my! How Michigan saved wildlife from extinction

Scientific management keeps wildlife populations balanced, restores threatened species Behind every success is a lot of hard work. For more than a century, Michigan has worked to conserve and protect the state’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Some of the… Read more “Elk, sturgeon and osprey — oh my! How Michigan saved wildlife from extinction”

State looks to kick off another banner year of fishing with Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13

Record-setting fishing activity in 2020 provided boost to Michigan economy, conservation efforts Michiganders and visitors purchased a record 1.5 million state fishing licenses in 2020 – a jump from 1.3 million sold in 2019 as the pandemic brought an influx… Read more “State looks to kick off another banner year of fishing with Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13”

Anyone can pitch in to help nurture Michigan’s monarch butterfly population

As monarchs return, Michiganders urged to welcome them with milkweed, nectar flowers Monarch butterflies apparently can make a conservationist out of anyone. “The thing about them is that they’re seen in all settings throughout Michigan — urban, suburban and rural,”… Read more “Anyone can pitch in to help nurture Michigan’s monarch butterfly population”

Michigan duck stamp continues to make its mark on waterfowl conservation

State program raises awareness and funds, makes collectors and hunters birds of a feather. Behold the 2021 Michigan duck stamp, a colorful piece of wildlife art that was evoking positive reactions even before it went on sale to the public.… Read more “Michigan duck stamp continues to make its mark on waterfowl conservation”
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