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  • Michigan Army National Guard members position grader on ORV trail. (photo courtesy of U.S. Army) Michigan Army National Guard unit training exercises benefit local and state multiuse trails in Iron County

    As we honor our military veterans, the Department of Natural Resources salutes the efforts of the 1432nd Engineer Company of the Michigan Army National Guard. Over the past several years, the unit — which is based in Kingsford and has a detachment in Iron River — has conducted heavy-equipment training exercises that have improved state and local multi-use trails in Iron County.

  • U.P. Focus: DNR launches 'Keep the U.P. CWD Free!' campaign in the Upper Peninsula

    DNR officials are concerned CWD could be brought into the U.P. by those hunting in other states.

    From billboards and bumper stickers to an informational fact sheet and television and radio broadcasts, the DNR is working to inform the public about preventing CWD from occurring in the U.P.

  • Fertilized coho salmon eggs await transfer to Platte River State Fish Hatchery’s incubation room. Platte River State Fish Hatchery a big part of state's success with coho salmon

    Today, the DNR stocks nearly as many coho – reared at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery near Honor – as Chinook salmon. A decade ago, it was a quarter as many. Chinook salmon populations are down significantly, largely because of stocking cuts necessitated by a diminishing alewife population in Lake Michigan, while the coho population remains strong. It helped fill out the catch this past summer, as there were fewer Chinooks available to anglers.

  • Lori Rogers prepares to shoot at a fleeing pheasant at a hunt for newcomers. DNR, Pheasants Forever introduce more women to the fun and camaraderie of hunting

    The annual ladies' pheasant hunt at Pine Hill Kennel and Sportsmen’s Club near Belding, funded by Pheasants Forever, introduces women to bird hunting and the shooting sports. The number of female hunters is on the rise in recent years, which may help reduce the decline in hunting participation as fewer men are taking up the sport than in previous generations.

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