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  • The DNR's Sharon Schafer uses a power screwdriver on a handrail on Hoffmaster State Park’s walkway. Lt. Gov. Calley, DNR staff take hands-on approach to volunteer effort at Hoffmaster State Park

    Michigan’s state parks have long depended on volunteers to help with stewardship programs. The DNR recently enlisted the aid of a different set of volunteers to go to work on a longstanding problem at many state parks: fixing deteriorating infrastructure. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley issued a challenge to DNR employees to join him and some of his staff for a work day to refurbish the stairs and walkways that allow visitor access to the magnificent dunes at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon.

  • a group of Canada geese in, and flying over, a corn field Michigan's Canada goose success story

    It’s no secret that Michigan offers some of the best Canada goose hunting anywhere in the world, but it wasn’t always that way. Michigan’s resident Canada goose population – which produces the lion’s share of the annual harvest – was virtually nonexistent a century ago and not especially noteworthy five decades later. Michigan's goose restoration program has been exceptionally successful.

  • young hunter with firearm and bull elk that he harvested 2015 hunting preview II - big game and furbearer seasons

    Prospects for the 2015 big-game hunting and furbearer hunting seasons are very good, say Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists. Michigan offers a diversity of species and a wide variety of seasons to maximize recreational opportunity. Here's a quick overview of some of the upcoming seasons.

  • Dad and two girls in hunting gear with dog walking in woods, one girl holding firearm and bird 2015 hunting preview I - small game seasons

    Small game hunting season begins Sept. 1 with the opening of the early Canada goose season and teal seasons and continues until rabbit and hare season ends March 31. Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists across the state say hunters should find conditions similar to last year. Hunters are reminded that due to changes in licensing, all licensed hunters may pursue small game.

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