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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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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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