Michigan's Great Outdoors
- Come visit a world where a simple sunrise can still be magical and the warm weather calls us outside. Experience the world's longest freshwater coastline or play in the sparkling waters of Michigan's 11,000 inland lakes.
- Buy a DNR E-License Gift Certificate
Looking for the perfect gift? Buy a DNR E-License Gift Certificate at www.mdnr-elicense.com today!
- Gift Certificates may be found under the category Miscellaneous in denominations of $20, $50, or $100
- You can buy as many as you like in one easy transaction.
- Gift certificates are delivered electronically immediately with a receipt and may be printed or emailed to recipient(s).
- Gift certificates do not expire and may be used during any license year for hunting or fishing licenses and applications, ORV and Snowmobile Trail decals, or Pure Michigan applications on the E-License website.
For help with the purchase process or questions about Gift Certificates, please call 517-284-6057 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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- Know what to grow and where - keeping a spotlight on invasive plants
One of the top priorities for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is raising awareness about invasive species, including plants. As gardening season swings into high-gear, the DNR wants growers to think about invasive species and their potential impacts and connections, especially when it comes to selecting plants for spring gardening.
- Reflections of U.P. trout openers past
Across Michigan, the countdown has slowly been winding down for seven long months. Soon, Michigan’s inland trout season opener will have begun, with a fully anticipated, rapturous 154 days of fishing ahead. We gathered reflections of Upper Peninsula trout openers past from some Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff and a member of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, hoping to help readers tick down the remaining hours.
- Celebrate American Wetlands Month in May
May is American Wetlands Month – a time to appreciate and enjoy these unique watery areas that are home to some of the most biologically diverse plant and animal life. Michigan has countless wetland areas scattered across the state, including seven the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has called "Wetland Wonders."