River Re-Born: The Revitalization of Portage Creek at Milham Park

Portage Creek at Milham Park will soon be ready for outdoor fun and trout fishing!  A healthier ecosystem, Increased outdoor recreation opportunities, and better water for Kalamazoo’s trout population. Revenue from hunting and fishing license sales has helped make outdoor recreation… Read more “River Re-Born: The Revitalization of Portage Creek at Milham Park”

Detroit woman says gender, race and age won’t stop her from learning to hunt

An avid archer in her early 60s, Kathryn Lynch Underwood had never aimed at a live target and had zero interest in ever doing so. She didn’t have any plans to buy a hunting license, either. But that all changed… Read more “Detroit woman says gender, race and age won’t stop her from learning to hunt”

Gov. Whitmer Proclaims July as ‘Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month’

Michigan Wildlife Council marks occasion with traveling exhibit, outdoor photo contest LANSING, Mich. – To celebrate Michigan’s water, woods and wildlife and raise awareness about the important role hunting and fishing play in conservation, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed July… Read more “Gov. Whitmer Proclaims July as ‘Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month’”

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”
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