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. 2013 Summer Free Fishing Weekend set for June 8 & 9 Get outside and go fishing as part of the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend! For two days all fishing license fees will be waived so residents and out-of-state visitors can enjoy fishing for all species of fish during their respective open seasons. Please note all regulations still apply during that time. The DNR welcomes you to become a part of the tradition, so get outside and have some fishing fun!
Learn about the restructuring of hunting/fishing licenses
• DNR makes it easier to find family-friendly fishing locations in Michigan A new section of the DNR website will help inexperienced anglers find great spots to go fishing in Michigan. The Family Friendly Fishing Waters section of the website will connect interested individuals with local fishing opportunities.
• Fishing season kicks into high gear with multiple openers for the Upper Peninsula The Department of Natural Resources would like to remind anglers to get ready for the fishing seasons that opened this Wednesday, May 15. The Upper Peninsula seasons for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge; and the catch-and-immediate-release bass season for all Upper Peninsula waters including the Great Lakes, inland waters and St. Marys River all opened on May 15.
• Enjoy Michigan's Summer Free Fishing Weekend June 8 and 9 The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. On that weekend, everyone ? residents and non-residents alike ? can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.