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    We all enjoy Michigan’s great outdoors — from hiking and biking to fishing and camping, bird-watching and all the other activities Michigan offers. The Michigan Wildlife Council invites you to learn how wildlife conservation and management protect and preserve our forests, waters and wildlife so they are here for generations.

Highlighted Stories

  • Pure Michigan Hunt 2016 winner Makayla Fleetwood of Bloomingdale is shown with the elk she harvested Pure Michigan Hunt provides big thrills for hunters, habitat restoration for Michigan

    Some Michigan hunters wait a lifetime to get an elk license, with elk hunters selected from a pool of applicants that is often 100 times greater than the number of available licenses. So it’s no wonder that the Pure Michigan Hunt – a drawing that gives hunters an extra opportunity to win a coveted elk license, as well as a host of other licenses and prizes – is often called “the hunt of a lifetime.”

  • A wild turkey is shown in fall in Michigan. Thanksgiving and wild game go together

    Though domesticated turkey has assumed the role of main course in the intervening years, wild game is on the menu at many homes during Thanksgiving. Wild game offers challenges for cooks. For the most part, it has less fat than domesticated meat and the fat is located differently in the body. Cooks must refine their techniques to get the most out of wild game. Get some tips from chef Dan Nelson.

  • A couple of off-road vehicle riders stop along a fall trail in Michigan. Off-road vehicle riders find fall to be prime time

    Seasonal changes over recent weeks produced another breathtakingly beautiful fall color season in Michigan – a fact not lost on the state’s growing number of off-road vehicle riders who find autumn to be fantastic for riding. Though the peak color has passed and leaves are on the ground, some riders have already begun to set their sights on more fall color touring next year.