What is the NRC?

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is a seven-member public body whose members are appointed by the Governor, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

The Commission conducts monthly, public meetings in locations throughout Michigan. Citizens are encouraged to become actively involved in these public forums.

The Commission has exclusive authority to regulate the taking of game and sportfish, and is authorized to designate game species and authorize the establishment of the first open season for animals through the issuance of orders.