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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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Michigan Moose Population Negatively Affected by Back-to-Back Severe Winters

This week, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reported the results of its 2015 moose population survey in the western moose range of the Upper Peninsula.

The report shows a significant decrease in the region's moose population. Back-to-back hard winters are considered to be among the factors.

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Michigan DNR Conservation Officers Rescue Three Who Fell Through Ice on Belle Isle

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports that conservation officers rescued three people early Sunday evening after they fell through thin ice on the east end of Detroit's Belle Isle. 

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Extreme Cold Affecting Michigan’s Waterfowl

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says extreme cold conditions on Michigan’s waters are causing trouble for Michigan’s waterfowl. The cold of the past few weeks has caused rivers and waters to freeze further into the center, similar to conditions experienced last year. 

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Michigan DNR Looking for Volunteers to Monitor Frog Population

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with the 20th annual statewide frog and toad survey this spring.

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Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan DNR Rescue Boy Who Fell Through Lake Macatawa Ice

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan Department of Natural Resources rescued a 13-year-old boy who fell through the ice on Lake Macatawa while chasing his dog.

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Drought and Cold Winters Have Impacted Michigan’s Trees and Shrubs

The Great Lakes have returned to normal water levels after seeing above-normal precipitation over the past couple of years, but Michigan's trees still need more water to recover from a decade of droughts.

Cold winters have also created stress on Michigan's trees.

See more on the extent of winter's damage and which species of trees and shrubs have been hit the hardest.

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Ingram Publishing, ThinkStock
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Federal Judge Orders Wolves to Endangered Species List in Great Lakes Region

A federal court judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to immediately return wolves in the Great Lakes region to the federal endangered species list, making it illegal for Michigan citizens to kill wolves attacking livestock or dogs.

Two state laws allowing livestock or dog owners to kill wolves in the act of depredation are suspended by the ruling.

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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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Ingus Bajars, ThinkStock
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Michigan DNR Offers Free Guided Hikes in January

Ever take a nice, long, relaxing walk through a Michigan state park?

How about in the middle of winter?

Join the Michigan DNR for a free guided hike this January.

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Michigan DNR Adds Seven Aquatic Species to Prohibited List

Asian carp get a lot of attention in the Great Lakes region, but it is not the only aquatic species that poses a threat.

The Michigan DNR has added seven aquatic species to it's prohibited list bringing the total of prohibited or restricted aquatic species to 40.

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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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