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Michigan goose hunters will enjoy a longer season and duck hunters will be able to take up to four scaup daily this year according to regulations that were approved by the Natural Resources Commission.

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Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed as the cause of death in deer recently found in Michigan.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is applauding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to remove wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list. The decision returns management of the species to the state level

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that gray wolf populations in the Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require the protection of the Endangered Species Act.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of a radio-collared cougar just north of the city of Hancock in northern Houghton County. The animal was captured on a trail camera on Nov. 13, walking directly in front of the camera, with the noticeable presence of a radio collar.

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Michigan duck hunters will again enjoy a 60-day season this year as the Natural Resources Commission approved upcoming waterfowl seasons at its August meeting.

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The Department of Natural Resources will host a Michigan Wolf Forum on Friday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 412 W. Washington St. in Marquette. The Michigan Wolf Forum represents many diverse stakeholders with various points of view of wolf management in Michigan. The participants will be asked to identify the strengths and weaknesses in implementation of the state's Wolf Management Plan. Participants will also discuss new opportunities or issues with wolf management in Michigan, including the current move by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the wolf as a federally endangered species in the Western Great Lakes states.

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After some very interesting activities over the last few weeks, we have finally crossed a significant milestone in dealing with wolf issues and the impacts they are having on those wildlife populations for which we are so protective. After the failure of some last minute legal negotiations, Congress finally intervened and legislatively delisted the gray wolf in almost all of the Northern Rocky Mountains.

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Thirteen wild turkey hens that were native to Barry County have been relocated to Oscoda County, the Department of Natural Resources announced today.

The trap-and-transfer operation was a joint effort of the DNR, Michigan Wild Turkey Hunters Association, National Wild Turkey Federation and the Mio Chamber of Commerce, as part of a plan to revitalize the northern Michigan wild turkey population, which has been in decline during the last decade. The birds, which were trapped on private land in an area with a robust turkey population, were released on public land near Fairview, a town once billed as the "Wild Turkey Capital of Michigan."

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment wildlife biologist Al Stewart recently became the first person on record to complete a World Slam for trapping wild turkeys.

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds waterfowl hunters that duck and goose seasons re-open in the South Zone Jan. 1, with a two-day duck season and a 30-day goose season, with some minor variations in specific goose management units.

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Department of Natural Resources and Environment officials remind hunters that a number of small game seasons open Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Seasons on ruffed grouse, rabbits and hares, and squirrels open on the same day. Woodcock season opens Saturday, Sept. 25.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Bath, Mich., resident Al Stewart, the upland game bird specialist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), was honored with the prestigious Henry S. Mosby Award at the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) 33rd annual Convention and Sport Show held Feb. 19 to Feb. 22 in Nashville, Tenn.

The Mosby Award is named for Dr. Henry Mosby, whose research with wild turkeys in the mid 1900s set the standard for their management. He also helped found The Wildlife Society and was the winner of its highest honor the Aldo Leopold Medal.

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials today announced that new wildlife tracks recently found in Delta County most likely are from a cougar.

A U.S. Forest Service biologist, Janet Ekstrum, who was conducting a Kirtland's warbler survey near Rapid River June 9, discovered some large animal tracks and contacted the DNR's Gladstone office.

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NWTF’s 45th Parallel Gobblers Chapter Hosts Free Outdoor Field Day for Michigan Youth

Trout fishing, learning to shoot a bow and receiving instruction on safe hunting strategies are just some of the activities scheduled for the fifth annual 45th Parallel Gobblers JAKES Day, June 7, 2008.  The National Wild Turkey Federation’s 45th Parallel Gobblers Chapter will welcome nearly 900 youth from its JAKES and Xtreme JAKES programs in northern Michigan to the Johnson property behind Jay’s Sporting Goods in Gaylord, Mich.  During the event, participants can learn a variety of outdoor skills and hear the remarkable restoration story of the wild turkey.  The NWTF’s JAKES program (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) teaches the principles of wildlife management and traditions of safe, ethical and responsible hunting to youth up to age 12.

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The application period for the 2008 spring wild turkey hunting season began Jan. 1 and runs through Feb. 1. Purchase your application online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com.

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