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  • Norm Smith of Lewiston demonstrates proper jigging technique for Hard Water School students Despite warm weather, ice fishing experts provide valuable instruction

    Students at a recent Hard Water School, the ice-fishing clinic that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources hosts several times a winter, got a lesson in in one of the basic rules of fishing: Weather trumps all. But extra time in the classroom allowed instructors to explore some additional subjects that would not have otherwise made the agenda.

  • Group of Americorps members work with hoes and shovels in wooded area DNR salutes AmeriCorps members working in Michigan as natural resource stewards

    From Adopt-A-Forest and invasive species and forest health monitoring to classroom visits and renovation of cabins and park facilities, AmeriCorps members make a tremendous positive impact serving with the Department of Natural Resources.

  • Close-up of a “Keep the U.P. CWD Free” bumper sticker being placed on a truck bumper U.P. CWD Task Force working to inform the hunting public about deadly deer disease

    With the potential threat of chronic wasting disease spreading to the Upper Peninsula from across the Wisconsin border, or by other means, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, hunter groups and others are working cooperatively to try to protect the region’s deer population and valuable hunting tradition.

  • Mackinac Island Native American Cultural History Trail No. 6, with interpretive sign and bicyclist. Native American cultural trail deepens historical perspective on Mackinac Island

    With hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, Mackinac Island has long been one of Michigan’s favorite vacation destinations. The island is known for its scenic views – often seen from a bicycle – historic attractions, fudge and horses, but until recently, many visitors did not know about its connection to Native American history and culture.

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    The 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!

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