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Tahquamenon Falls State Park Introduces the Newly Renovated Tahquamenon Falls Lodge

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment announced today that Tahquamenon Falls State Park has a newly renovated lodge now available to rent. The Tahquamenon Falls Lodge is conveniently located between the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls, with easy access to snowmobile and hiking trails, and the Betsy Lake Natural…


Michigan DNR Shooting Ranges Help Hunters Prepare for Fall Hunting Seasons

With the advent of the fall hunting seasons, and as the firearm deer season draws near, now is the time for hunters to sight in their bows, rifles and shotguns at one of the Department of Natural Resources’ staff-operated shooting ranges. The DNR oversees six shooting ranges in southern Michigan,…


Special Antlerless-Only Deer Season Opens Today in Michigan

PLEASE NOTE: An earlier version of this release did not specify this is a private land hunt only. This is being re-issued today to clarify. Department of Natural Resources officials remind hunters that a special five-day, antlerless-only deer season begins Thursday in all of Zone 3, the southern Lower Peninsula,…


Crossbow Permit Changes Adopted by Michigan Natural Resources Commission

Hunters with permanent disabilities will find it simpler to attain a crossbow permit as the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) streamlined the application process and redefined eligibility requirements at its August meeting in Lansing. The NRC adopted recommendations from its crossbow disability workgroup, which worked for four months to develop new…


Michigan Antlerless Deer License Application Period Ends Aug. 15

Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials remind hunters that the application deadline for antlerless deer licenses is Aug. 15. Hunters may only apply for one antlerless deer license – either a public or private land. Anyone who applies for more than one antlerless deer license will be disqualified from the…


Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas Offering Free Camper Storage to Save on Fuel

The Department of Natural Resources today announced a new program this camping season that will offer campers the opportunity to save on fuel costs by temporarily storing their camping trailer or recreational vehicle at specified state parks or recreation areas in-between their camping stays. Storage of the camping units will…


Updated Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan Adopted

An updated off-road vehicle (ORV) management plan was approved by Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries at the Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing late last week. The ORV plan was last updated in 1979, and the updated version is the result of nearly four years of work by…


Bewabic State Park Hosts a ‘GO-Get Outdoors’ Explore the Outdoors Event

Bewabic State Park will host a “GO-Get Outdoors” Explore the Outdoors event on Saturday, June 7, beginning at 12 p.m. This event is designed to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get outdoors and try something new. Activities are planned to introduce visitors to new outdoor experiences such…


2008 Elk and Bear Hunting Application Period Now Open

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the Michigan elk and bear hunting license application period is now open, and hunters can apply for those licenses through June 1. There will be 330 elk and 12,993 bear hunting licenses available for the 2008 hunting seasons. Only Michigan residents are…


DNR Seeks Public Comment on Revised ORV Management Plan

State recreation officials today announced the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Off-Road Vehicle Trails Advisory Board, has released a revised draft management plan for ORV use in Michigan. Revisions to the plan were made in response to public comments on the initial draft plan that was…