Department of Natural Resources

Black bear in a meadow
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Bear hunting season is getting underway in Michigan.

Whitetail deer photo

Michigan officials want Congress to approve legislation that would boost funding for fish and wildlife conservation.

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The union representing Michigan state park officers says they should be allowed to have guns and bulletproof vests to handle unruly visitors.

Water Warrior Island
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Water parks are scheduled to open May 25 at three Michigan state parks.

Sackrider Hill in Jackson County
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A large white cross that's been in Jackson County for nearly 70 years has been taken down after a complaint over the religious symbol standing on state-owned land.

Japanese stiltgrass

State agencies in Michigan are inviting requests for funding of projects intended to prevent and control invasive species.

Japanese stiltgrass

Agencies have developed a plan to prevent land-based invasive plants, animals, insects and tree diseases from reaching Michigan, while limiting the damage caused by those already in the state.

Whitetail deer photo

The Michigan House wants to halt permits that allow sterilizing hunting game — which could potentially draw the curtain on Ann Arbor's endeavors to contain its raging deer population.

Off-Road Vehicle
State of Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding off-road vehicle enthusiasts to learn riding and safety rules before taking to the trails.

Judi Smelser

Michigan anglers could get thousands of dollars fishing in the Saginaw Bay as part of the state Natural Resources Department's annual drive.

Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Nearly 30 projects in 18 Michigan counties will share $515,000 in funding for work on the Iron Belle Trail .

Emigdio Hernández / Flickr Creative Commons

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has rescheduled its training academies for people interested in serving as instructors for the off-road vehicle safety education program.

Bald Eagle sitting on branch
Flickr/Kent Cady

Authorities are investigating the death of a bald eagle in western Michigan's Mecosta County.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting new hunters to sign up for safety classes. All first-time hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1960, must successfully complete a safety course.

lake trout photo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region / flickr creative commons

Teachers looking for a way to work Michigan's animals and plants into their lessons have a new option to choose from.