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  • sharp-tailed grouse Michigan's other game bird grouse - sharptails offer unique hunting opportunity

    Sharp-tailed grouse are prairie birds, inhabiting grasslands and the neighboring brush, found only in the Upper Peninsula – and mostly on the east end. While only a relative handful of sportsmen hunt them, they offer a unique upland opportunity to Michigan bird hunters. 

  • A beautiful fall color view of Dead River in Marquette County popular with fall leaf peepers. Michigan's parks, trails and waterfalls provide great settings for leaf-peeping fall color

    As one of the most wooded states in the country, with more than half of its 36 million acres of land forested, Michigan offers plenty of opportunity to see trees put on their fall color show. DNR staffers at state parks have a variety of good suggestions for places visitors in search of eye-catching autumn scenery might want to check out – by car, foot, kayak, horse or off-road vehicle, as well as by chairlift.

  • black bear, standing on hind legs behind a tree Black bears and humans: What you should know

    For many people, the opportunity to see a Michigan black bear in the wild is an amazing experience. Everyone who lives and enjoys the outdoors in bear country shares the responsibility of not doing things that will intentionally or unintentionally attract bears and create the potential for bear problems. The best way to avoid issues with black bears is to never feed them.

  • A large crowd gathered for official dedication of Detroit July 1967 marker in Gordon Park. New website makes it easy to find Michigan Historical Markers, visit historic places throughout state

    Green-and-gold signs, known as Michigan Historical Markers, dot buildings and landscapes, sharing snippets of Michigan’s rich history. Just about anyone who’s traveled the state’s byways and highways over the last 50-plus years likely has encountered a marker or two, and for good reason – Michigan’s historical marker program is among the nation’s oldest.

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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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