• Recreation Passport logo Recreation Passport When you renew your license plate registration, you'll experience state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, non-motorized trails, boat launches and hundreds of shopping discounts. You'll also support historic and cultural sites in state parks grants for neighborhood parks.
  • Here. For Generations.

    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

  • 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.

  • Michigan Out-of-Doors logo 'Michigan Out-of-Doors' TV: A natural partner for the DNR

    Some things just go together like bread and butter, fall leaves and football, our state’s world-class natural resources and recreation opportunities and "Michigan Out-of-Doors" television – a premier outdoors show filmed entirely in Michigan, by Michigan hosts and producers.