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  • Lynn Merindorf processed a deer donated to Sportsmen Against Hunger at his butcher shop in Mason.Michigan hunters can help fill food bank freezers with Sportsmen Against Hunger program Thanks to the generosity of many Michigan hunters, thousands of pounds of venison will end up at local food banks and soup kitchens to feed the state's needy and hungry citizens. The donated venison is made possible through the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program, designed to help hunters share their bounty with the less fortunate. Participants can donate an entire deer, a certain number of pounds of venison, or can simply make a monetary donation to support the program.
  • buck with trees in backgroundDeer hunters: Take time to learn about season prospects, licensing changes before Nov. 15 arrives Deer hunters will want to take some time to read up on hunting prospects and become familiar with new deer license options for the 2014 season. Read on for the pre-hunt information all deer hunters need to know this year.
  • Deer PLAN grant recipient John Roper and grandson Matthew Perrou plant seed on Roper's property.Northern Michigan Deer PLAN projects aim to improve habitat, health of the herd When hunting license fees went up in 2014 (for the first time in 17 years), hunters were told that a good portion of the increased revenue would be used to improve wildlife habitat across the state. The question on many hunters' minds has been: How is that money being spent? A prime example is the DNR's new Deer Private Land Assistance Network - or Deer PLAN - a grant program funded by hunting license sales that is designed to improve deer habitat on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula.
  • NRC Chair J.R. Richardson with fishNatural Resources Commission chair J.R. Richardson: Committed to the outdoors and conservation J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon has been chair of the Natural Resources Commission since 2012. An avid sportsman and lifelong resident of the western Upper Peninsula, Richardson's priorities include getting young people involved in the outdoors, ensuring stable funding for conservation, forging partnerships to improve habitat, and finding ways that the NRC can help the state flourish economically.
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  • Showcasing the Department of Natural ResourcesThe DNR understands the importance of preserving and enhancing our strong outdoor heritage, and we are committed to making out door education a priority. Programs that interest women, youth and men may be found in the following articles. All are designed to help you learn more about Michigan's natural resources, in order to gain a greater appreciation of the great outdoors and have more fun in the process! Showcasing archive
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