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 as Michigan Wildlife Conservation Month. And the Michigan Wildlife Council is highlighting the month with […]

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 —exceeding the three-year average of 125,427 from 2017-19. These two groups were among the 1.7 […]

Your hunting and fishing license dollars at work

Sportsmen — not taxpayers — fund wildlife and habitat conservation activities that allow everyone to enjoy Michigan’s outdoors By: Michigan Wildlife Council   If Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Joe Robison had a nickel for every time someone assumed he was a conservation officer when told he works for the DNR, well, he’d […]

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 conservation of Michigan’s forests, waters and wildlife, which totaled nearly $65 million just last year […]

Frank Raganow’s recipe for game-day

A reason to give thanks for wildlife management. Careful management of the wild turkey’s habitat and strategic relocation efforts have led to wild turkey population increases in Michigan from 2,000 in 1960 to over 200,000 today. Currently, the population of wild turkeys has increased to the point where hunting is allowed – which through the […]

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 occasion is a great opportunity to acknowledge all the benefits hunting and fishing provide to Michigan. […]
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