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The Wildlife Disease Manual contains a list of diseases that are of significance to Michigan wildlife. Click on a specific disease to learn more about the disease, its distribution, transmission, significance, and more. If you observe sick or dead wildlife you may call the Wildlife Disease Lab at 517-336-5030 or report them at Report Diseased Wildlife.
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Information on lead shot and bullet fragments in wild game
Wild game is often a very lean and healthful alternative to meat you can buy. However, it's important that you make the best choices for you and your family's health when you choose how and where you hunt.
- Lead poisoning in wildlife
- Lead Bullets and Venison (Deer, Elk & Bear) - What Every Hunting Family Should Know
- Protect your Child from Lead in Venison
- What you need to know about Lead in Venison for Food Service Providers