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Michigan Battling West Nile Virus, Avian Flu and Chronic Wasting Disease

Michigan's first cases of avian flu and West Nile virus were confirmed in early June. Chronic wasting disease was discovered in free-ranging deer in Michigan at the end of May.

The Michigan DNR and others are working to stop the spread of all three.

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Michigan Landowners Can Earn $25 per Acre by Making Land Available to Hunters

Landowners can earn up to $25 per acre through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting Access Program.

The program provides private-land hunting opportunities in southern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.

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Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance
Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance
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Michigan Confirms First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging Deer

The Michigan DNR and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today confirmed that a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township near Lansing has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).

CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. This is the first time the disease has been found in Michigan’s free-ranging deer population.

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Michigan Records Safest Hunting Season, No Fatal Accidents in 2014

The Michigan DNR reports that Michigan recorded no fatalities during all hunting seasons in 2014. It is the first time no fatalities have been recorded over an entire year of hunting in Michigan.

Ten hunting incidents involving injuries were recorded in Michigan in 2014. Nine in the Lower Peninsula and one in the Upper Peninsula. 

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Michigan Firearms Deer Harvest Down in 2014

The 2014 firearm deer season in Michigan is over. Deer numbers are down this year.

Severe winter weather, standing corn that provides cover, and continued recovery from a disease outbreak from years ago are among the reasons cited.

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Courtesy of hunters and the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program.
Courtesy of hunters and the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program.
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Michigan Deer Hunters Donate to Food Banks

Firearm deer season has begun in Michigan.

Many hunters are donating venison to local food banks and soup kitchens as part of the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program.

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Michigan DNR Offers 10 Tips for Hunting Safety

As firearm deer hunting season begins, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering tips for a safe hunting season.

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Michigan DNR Deer Season Updates Bring Good News for Hunters [Video]

The Michigan DNR is providing deer season updates from wildlife biologists for all regions of our state.

The latest updates are for the Central Western Lower Peninsula and the Central Eastern Lower Peninsula.

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Michigan DNR Deer Season Updates and Projections [Video]

The Michigan DNR gives a look at what they and hunters have seen so far and what to expect in the weeks to come.

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Deer Trapped in Ludington Motel Room [Video]

A deer crashed through a window and into a Ludington motel room on Wednesday.

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Officials Warn Michigan Drivers: ‘Don’t Veer for Deer’

With the start of bow hunting season Wednesday, deer are on the move here in West Michigan. October and November are the riskiest months for deer-related vehicle accidents in Michigan.

Because of this, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and other organizations are coming up with new ways to bring the number of deer-related accidents down.

The Traffic Safety Coalition is trying to increase education when it comes to cars and deer by creating a video titled "Don't Veer For Deer", which will be shown in Michigan driver education courses.

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Youth Deer Feature at Dansville SGA -- Michigan DNR
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Free Michigan Junior Deer Hunting Licenses Available at Meijer on Friday, Saturday

Hunters ages 16 years old and younger can get a free junior deer hunting license at all Meijer stores in Michigan on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 12 and 13).

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