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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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Michigan Free ORV Weekends: June 13-14 and August 22-23

Quiet, relaxing days can be a highlight of any Michigan summer, but sometimes you need to get out for some fun.

The Michigan DNR invites everyone to enjoy two free ORV Weekends in 2015.

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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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How to Identify a Michigan Rattlesnake [Video]

The Michigan DNR is sharing some information that many of us hope we never need to know, how to identify a Michigan rattlesnake.

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New Map Helps Michigan Morel Hunters

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created a new map to help mushroom hunters find morels.

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Michigan Free Fishing Weekend is June 13 – 14

Enjoy summer in Michigan with free fishing on June 13 and 14!

The Michigan DNR says Michigan residents and nonresidents may fish without a license during Free Fishing Weekend. All ages are welcome. Other fishing regulations still apply.

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Michigan Elk and Bear License Applications Open Through June 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses through June 1.

There will be 100 elk licenses and 6,951 bear licenses available for the 2015 hunting seasons.

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Michigan DNR Needs Help Spotting Turtles, Frogs, Snakes and Lizards

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking people to help spot reptiles and amphibians in Michigan by reporting sightings of turtles, frogs, toads, snakes, salamanders and lizards.

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Michigan DNR’s Regional Fishing Forecasts for 2015 [Videos]

Summer means getting outdoors in Michigan and fishing is one of many great Michigan summertime traditions.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources tells us what to expect when fishing in Michigan this year with their new regional fishing forecasts.

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Wildfire Prevention Week in Michigan – How You Can Help

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds us during Wildfire Prevention Week that most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in April, May and June.

This week's rain lowers the short-term risk, but precautions must continue to be used to prevent wildfires in Michigan.

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Michigan DNR Says Fish Kills May be Common This Spring

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that this winter's heavy ice and snow cover on Michigan's lakes may lead to fish kills, making it common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures this spring.

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