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DNR staffers to answer questions live on 'Ask the DNR' Thursday night on WNMU-TV13

Upper Peninsula staffers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will appear live on television Thursday night to answer viewer questions on “Ask the DNR” on WNMU-TV13.

The hour-long program, hosted by Mike Settles, will air live at 8 p.m. EST, Thursday, Dec. 1. The program will be available later online, where WNMU-TV13 archives past shows.

The broadcast will be underwritten by the North Woods Chapter of Safari Club International. Some of its members will be available to answer phones.

Panelists will include DNR conservation officer Mike Olesen, who patrols Chippewa County, Upper Peninsula trails coordinator Ron Yesney, Marquette, fisheries biologist George Madison, Baraga and wildlife biologist Heather Shaw, Shingleton.

With the firearm deer hunting season wrapped up, some questions are expected to focus on early impressions from the season and welcoming winter sports activities, but the discussion is typically wide-ranging based on viewer interests.

Viewers are reminded to leave their name, city and phone number when calling in questions. Those questions not answered on the air will be answered by DNR staffers in returned phone calls following the program.

To phone questions in during the live telecast, call 1-800-227-9668. Questions may also be submitted via email at

Contact: John Pepin, 906-226-1352