Donation to Nongame Wildlife Fund Makes a Great Gift Honor friends or loved ones by making a donation to the Michigan Nongame Fish and Wildlife Fund in their name - they will receive a beautiful certificate and a Living Resources patch featuring one of Michigan's unique nongame species. Tax-deductible donations help to restore populations of endangered, threatened and rare species and to keep common species common. To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/nongamewildlife. Elk and Bear Applications Now Available! Have you dreamed of hunting one of Michigan's largest mammals? The elk and bear application period is open now through June 1. To increase your chances, you can also apply for the
Pure Michigan Hunt - each $4 per application gives you a chance to be one of three winners of a prize package valued over $4,000. Apply now anywhere licenses are sold or online at www.mdnr-elicense.com. Michiganology Store Looking for unique one-of-a-kind Michigan documents, photographs and maps? If so you've found the right place Browse our collection and bring home your own piece of Michigan's history. DNR helps you find places to fish with Family Friendly Fishing Waters Are you looking for a great place to go fishing that is easy to access, has a high likelihood of catching fish, has various amenities, and is all around family-friendly? Then the Family Friendly Fishing Waters project can help! Just click through to find a map that highlights family-friendly fishing locations throughout the state of Michigan.
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• Free fishing and hunting licenses now available to military members Active-duty military members who enlisted as Michigan residents and have maintained residence status can now obtain annual Michigan fishing or hunting licenses free of charge.
• DNR research vessels take to Great Lakes to learn more about Michigan's fisheries The Department of Natural Resources today announced all four of its research vessels are back on the water, conducting annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. The DNR's vessels are critical in the department's mission to conserve, protect and manage the Great Lakes for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations. The surveys are designed to estimate relative abundance, biomass, age and growth, health, diet, survival rates, natural reproduction and movements of fish in the Great Lakes.
• Conservation Education Building dedicated to Harry Whiteley The Harry H. Whiteley Conservation Education Building at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center was officially dedicated on Thursday, May 9, at the regular monthly meeting of the Natural Resources Commission meeting, in Roscommon.