Living with Bears It's that time of year when we tend to see more bears, as they wake up from their winter hibernation. Black bears are generally fearful of humans, but they are attracted to food sources like bird feeders, trash cans, pet food and grills. To learn more about black bears, including how to prevent bear problems at your home or while camping and what to do in case of a bear encounter, visit www.michigan.gov/bear. 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 advises leaving wildlife in the wild As springtime brings an increase in sightings of baby animals, the Department of Natural Resources reminds Michigan that it's best to leave baby animals in the wild. Fawns and other baby animals may seem to be abandoned, but usually they're not, and they are better off left alone.
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.